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Absentee von Edgeworth, Maria (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 06.11.2010
  • Verlag: Pub One Info
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Absentee

pubOne.info present you this new edition. In August 1811, we are told, she wrote a little play about landlords and tenants for the children of her sister, Mrs. Beddoes. Mr. Edgeworth tried to get the play produced on the London boards. Writing to her aunt, Mrs. Ruxton, Maria says, 'Sheridan has answered as I foresaw he must, that in the present state of this country the Lord Chamberlain would not license THE ABSENTEE, besides there would be a difficulty in finding actors for so many Irish characters. ' The little drama was then turned into a story, by Mr. Edgeworth's advice. Patronage was laid aside for the moment, and THE ABSENTEE appeared in its place in the second part of TALES OF FASHIONABLE LIFE. We all know Lord Macaulay's verdict upon this favourite story of his, the last scene of which he specially admired and compared to the ODYSSEY. [Lord Macaulay was not the only notable admirer of THE ABSENTEE. The present writer remembers hearing Professor Ruskin on one occasion break out in praise and admiration of the book. 'You can learn more by reading it of Irish politics, ' he said, 'than from a thousand columns out of blue-books

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 06.11.2010
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9782819932543
    Verlag: Pub One Info
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