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Literature Review

For my thesis, I would like to discuss marriage and married life in a range of late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century novels. I would like to study Maria Edgeworth’s… 900 more words

Their Careless Conversations

We cannot judge either of the feelings or of the characters of men with perfect accuracy from their actions or their appearance in public; it is from their careless conversations, their half finished sentences, that we may hope with the greatest probability of success to discover their real character.

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Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda

Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda, published as a second edition in 1802, undoubtedly presents an Enlightenment ideal of female identity which has both progressive and conservative potential. As a novel of female courtship, Belinda is set in a world where young girls must showcase their looks and accomplishments in the hope of securing a respectable marriage partner. 268 more words


Highlights from the Reading Room: Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth

As part of my research for Maria Edgeworth: A Political Biography (to be published by Pickering and Chatto in 2017), I have spent a few very pleasurable days reading the… 1,274 more words

Rare Book Collection

The Great Novels of 1814 symposium

Macquarie University and Sydney University are joining forces to present a symposium on Wednesday 16 April 2014 as part of a Sydney University Fisher Library exhibition on the Great Novels of 1814. 256 more words