Edgeworth, Maria - Research Article from Feminism in Literature

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It is only fitting that in the midst of Edgeworth's collaborations with her father to reform educational practices in Britain she should write a novel setting out to reform the domestic conduct of her readers. That Edgeworth has didactic aims in Belinda is made clear in the novel's prefatory pages, where she casts what is to follow as a "Moral Tale" rather than a novel, with all of that genre's lurid connotations. This "moral tale" is the story of Belinda Portman and the various characters she encounters upon going up to London to be the protégée of the famed wit Lady Delacour. At the outset of the novel, Belinda supposes that having Lady Delacour as a guide to polite culture will help her acquire the manners and connections needed to make a desirable match. Soon into the story, however, Belinda becomes disillusioned after discovering...

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