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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849)

Edgeworth, Maria. A distinguished English novelist; born in Black Bourton, Oxfordshire (not in Berkshire), Jan. 1, 1768; died in Edgeworthstown, Ireland, May 1849. She did her first literary work in conjunction with her father, upon whose Irish estate she acquired that knowledge of genial prodigality and hospitable beggary to which many of her tales owe their humor. Her principal works are: ‘Castle Rackrent’ (1800); ‘Early Lessons’ (1801); ‘Belinda’ (1801); ‘Moral Tales’ (1801); ‘The Modern Griselda’ (1804); ‘Leonora’ (1806); ‘Tales of Fashionable Life’ (1809–12); ‘Patronage’ (1814); ‘Ormond’ (1817); and ‘Helen’ (1834). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).