The Absentee

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - 315 sidor
Lord Clonbrony and his ambitious, worldly wife lead an extravagant social life in London on the proceeds of their estates in Ireland. Their son, Lord Colambre, refusing to marry the heiress arranged for him by his mother, decides instead to investigate, incognito, the management of the family estates in Ireland. Appalled by the corruption, mismanagement, and poverty he discovers, he sets about finding a solution to his father's debts and the family's wilful indifference. Maria Edgeworth's classic novel combines a fast-miving depiction of national manners with a brilliantly witty expose of the pernicious system of absentee landownership.

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The Absentee, published in 1812, is not a book I could make myself finish. The characters are either too perfect or too pathetic, and the subject matter is simply depressing. It is all about the ... Läs hela recensionen

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The Absentee, published in 1812, is not a book I could make myself finish. The characters are either too perfect or too pathetic, and the subject matter is simply depressing. It is all about the ... Läs hela recensionen

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THE ABSENTEE
xlvii
Textual Note
263
The Tradition of Grace Nugent
272
Maria Edgeworths Notes for Essay on the genius Style of Burke
278
Explanatory Notes
281
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Dr W.J. McCormack is Secretary of the Irish Writers' Union. He is the author of Ascendency and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History 1789-1939 (OUP 1985), and he has edited Trollope's The Eustace Diamonds for The World' Classics series. he also writes under the name Hugh Moxton. Dr KimWalker is Assistant Lecturer in English at University College Dublin.

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