Maria Edgeworth | Critical Essay by Dáithí Ó hÓgáin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Maria Edgeworth.
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Critical Essay by Dáithí Ó hÓgáin

SOURCE: '"Said an Elderly Man. . . .' : Maria Edgeworth's Use of Folklore in Castle Rackrent," in Family Chronicles: Maria Edgeworth's "Castle Rackrent, " edited by Cóilín Owens, Wolfhound Press, 1987, pp. 62-70.

In the following essay, Ó hÓgáin commends Edgeworth's faithful depiction of Irish folkways in Castle Rackrent.

In approaching Castle Rackrent as a folklorist, one is impressed by the authenticity, accuracy, and originality of Maria Edgeworth's observations of the life of the common people of Ireland at the end of the eighteenth century. In these respects, since the interest in folk customs and beliefs had not yet developed as a discipline, the...

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