Maria Edgeworth and the Romance of Real Life

Gamer, Michael
March 2001
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring2001, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p232
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines the classification of Maria Edgeworth's fiction within the literary genre of romances of real life. Background on the establishment of the genre at the end of the 18th century; Discussion on conjunctions between romance and history; Analysis of the novels 'Castle Rackrent' and 'Ennui' in relation to Edgeworth's brand of factual fiction; Influences of Edgeworth's fiction on the genre.


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