9780199554683

Belinda

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199554683

  • ISBN 10:

    0199554684

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/15/2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

The lively comedy of this novel in which a young woman comes of age amid the distractions and temptations of London high society belies the challenges it poses to the conventions of courtship, the dependence of women, and the limitations of domesticity. Contending with the perils and the varied cast of characters of the marriage market, Belinda strides resolutely toward independence. Admired by her contemporary, Jane Austen, and later by Thackeray and Turgenev, Edgeworth tackles issues of gender and race in a manner at once comic and thought-provoking. The 1802 text used in this edition also confronts the difficult and fascinating issues of racism and mixed marriage, which Edgeworth toned down in later editions.

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