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
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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.
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
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