I was pleasantly surprised by this novel – it’s very readable (unlike some of Fanny Burney’s work). Here’s what’s on the back … Maria Edgeworth’s sparkling satire about the Anglo-Irish family of an absentee landlord is also a landmark novel of morality and social realism. The Absenteecentres around Lord and Lady Clonbrony, a couple more [...]
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Â I’ve had this book in my ‘to be read’ pile for quite some time. I thought the Everything Austen Challenge would be a good opportunity to force me to read it. At the moment I’m about a third of the way through and I have to admit that I like it. Edgeworth has none of [...]
Stephanie’s written word is offering an ‘Every Austen Challenge’. In this challenge you have to read or watchÂ six Austen related items in six months (July to December 2009). Now my six Austen things are… Jane’s Fame by Claire Harman Mansfield Park by Jane Austen Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster The Absenteeby Maria Edgeworth [...]