Standard Name: Edgeworth, Maria
Birth Name: Maria Edgeworth
Pseudonym: M. E.
Pseudonym: M. R. I. A.
ME wrote, during the late eighteenth century and especially the early nineteenth century, long and short fiction for adults and children, as well as works about the theory and practice of pedagogy. Her reputation as an Irish writer, and as the inventor of the regional novel, has never waned; it was long before she became outmoded as a children's writer; her interest as a feminist writer is finally being explored.
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|Dedications||Catharine Maria Sedgwick||
CMS 's first novel, A New-England Tale; or, Sketches of New-England Character and Manners, was licensed: it appeared anonymously that year, with a title-page stanza from Robert Burns , dedicated to Maria Edgeworth .
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria. A New-England Tale. Bliss and White, 1822.
Damon-Bach, Lucinda L., and Victoria Clements, editors. “Editorial Materials”. Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Critical Perspectives, Northeastern University Press, 2003, p. various pages.
|Education||Mary Russell Mitford|
|Education||Elizabeth Barrett Browning|
|Education||Marie Belloc Lowndes|
|Education||Harriet Beecher Stowe|
Since the cousin with whom she shared lessons was three years older, Ada Ellen read a good many books at that time which must have been far beyond . . . [her] powers. At twelve...
Initially, Angela was educated at home, where her mother began teaching her to read on her third birthday. She also had a succession of French and German governesses, who taught her French and German as...
|Education||Mary Cowden Clarke||
MCC later remembered her responsibility, when very young, of escorting her two next younger brothers to their school.
Unlike them, she began her education at home. She writes fondly about the rich array of...
Clarke, Mary Cowden. My Long Life. Dodd, Mead, 1896.
Until the age of eleven, Elizabeth was taught at home by her Aunt Hannah Lumb . As befitting the Unitarian emphasis on personal freedom and rationality, she read widely, and was encouraged to make her...
|Education||Frances Power Cobbe|
Beatrix, educated at home and six years older than her brother, was a solitary child. She had few toys; but she became deeply interested in science, and was also, from an early age, devoted to...
The young CY seems to have been totally unlike her adult self: a noisy, excitable child with a great capacity for screaming.
Her parents followed the system of Richard and Maria Edgeworth for bringing...
Battiscombe, Georgina, and E. M. Delafield. Charlotte Mary Yonge: The Story of an Uneventful Life. Constable and Company, 1943.
By early March 1792
According to Maria Edgeworth , 25,000 families in England had joined in the boycott against West Indian, that is slave-grown, sugar.
2 July 1798
The conservative Lady's Monthly Museum: or polite repository of amusement and instruction published its first number. Sometimes called The Ladies' Monthly Museum . . . it ran until the 1830s.
9 December 1826
The Literary Gazette printed a Key to Marianne Spencer Hudson 's silver-fork novel, Almack's (titled after the well-known elite gentlemen's club of the same name), which had already reached its second edition this year. The...
9 August 1838
The Hampstead circulating library, intended for the middling and lower ranks, which had stocked no novels on principle except those of Scott and Edgeworth , found these were borrowed so much more often than...
17 February 1847