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New Biography Shows Fascinating Parallels between Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

Charlotte Gordon’s new biography, Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley provides a fascinating look into the lives of these two remarkable, though often misunderstood and maligned, women who were groundbreaking writers of the Romantic and ultimately the Feminist movements. 1,883 more words

Classic Gothic Novels

Regency Personalities Series-Maria Edgeworth

Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables. … 2,841 more words


On This Day – Drivetime - 22.5.1849 Maria Edgeworth dies

She didn’t have a lot of time for Jane Austen, she earned more money from her books than did the Queen of Irony during her lifetime. 568 more words

Vulgarities of Speech Corrected

The HUGE database includes as the second usage guide on our list, the anonymous Vulgarities of Speech Corrected. The copy included is the second edition, published in 1829, in London. 92 more words

Usage Guide

Maria Edgeworth

Life & Times of Maria Edgeworth
Maria Edgeworth remains one of the most influential and famous novelists of the English language, her most famous and cherished work being the novel Castle Rackrent. 873 more words


Literary Memories 18 February: Maria Edgeworth

Author: Maria Edgeworth

Dates: 1 January 1768 – 18 February 1849

Nationality: Irish

Title of Book: The Absentee

Lord Colambre turned in despair from the callous coach-maker, and listened to one of his more compassionate-looking workmen, who was reviewing the disabled curricle; and, whilst he was waiting to know the sum of his friend’s misfortune, a fat, jolly, Falstaff looking personage came into the yard, accosted Mordicai with a degree of familiarity, which, from a gentleman, appeared to Lord Colambre to be almost impossible.

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Today's Memories

Ulysses, Burke, Edgeworth, and Chandler.


This is my response to a Public Lecture hosted by Gillian Russell, Gerry Higgins Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Melbourne. 1,869 more words

Of Literary Interest