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Selected Tales for Children and Young People - a book by Edgeworth, María

Selected Tales for Children and Young People

Selected Tales for Children and Young People( )
Author: Edgeworth, Maria
Editor: Manly, Susan
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $20.00
Book Description:

Maria Edgeworth was a pioneer of realist children's literature. This critical edition reveals the range of her writing for children, ranging from stories for very young children to tales for young adults, and includes The Purple Jar, The Good Aunt and The Grateful Negro. Annotated with a comprehensive introduction based on original research.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / Short Stories
Juvenile Nonfiction / Literary Criticism & Collections
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.2 x 7 x 0.4 Inches
Book Weight:0.99 Pounds
Author Biography
Edgeworth, María (Author)
Maria Edgeworth was born in Blackbourton, Oxfordshire, England on January 1, 1767. She was educated at a school in Derby, England and then attended a school in London. In 1782, she went to live with her father at Edgeworthstown and acted as his chief assistant and secretary in the management of his estates. She helped educate her brothers and sisters, and the stories she invented for them were later published under the title The Parents Assistant.

Her novels and stories fall into three categories: sketches of Irish life, commentary on contemporary English society, and instruction in children's moral training. Her first work, Letters for Literary Ladies, a plea for the reform of woman's education, was published in 1795. She would later collaborate with her father Richard Lovell Edgeworth on Practical Education and Essays on Professional Education. Her first novel, Castle Rackrent, was published in 1800. Her other works include Belinda, Moral Tales, The Absentee, and Helen.

During the Irish famine (1845-1847), she did what she could to alleviate the suffering of the Irish peasants including having a large quantity of flour and rice sent over from Boston to give out among the starving. She died in 1849 at the age of 82.


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