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Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. She held advanced views, for a woman of her time, on estate management, politics and education.Here is what one biographer of Maria Edgeworth has to say about Helen."It was in 1830–when already past sixty years of age–that Miss Edgeworth set to work upon the last, and what, at the time it was written, was possibly the most successful of all her novels–namely, Helen. Any reader who will take it down from its shelf, and glance over it, will quickly perceive that it is a novel of a very much more modern type than any other by the same hand. In reading it we are aware that the eighteenth century has at last dropped out of sight, and that we are well out upon the nineteenth, not indeed as yet 'Victorian', but in a sort of midway region, on the road to that superior epoch." (Summary from Wikipedia) Additional Proof Listening: David Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. She held advanced views, for a woman of her time, on estate management, politics and education.Here is what one biographer of Maria Edgeworth has to say about Helen."It was in 1830–when already past sixty years of age–that Miss Edgeworth set to work upon the last, and what, at the time it was written, was possibly the most successful of all her novels–namely, Helen. Any reader who will take it down from its shelf, and glance over it, will quickly perceive that it is a novel of a very much more modern type than any other by the same hand. In reading it we are aware that the eighteenth century has at last dropped out of sight, and that we are well out upon the nineteenth, not indeed as yet 'Victorian', but in a sort of midway region, on the road to that superior epoch." (Summary from Wikipedia) Additional Proof Listening: David Lawrence
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Maria Edgeworth was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. She held advanced views, for a woman of her time, on estate management, politics and education.Here is what one biographer of Maria Edgeworth has to say about Helen."It was in 1830–when already past sixty years of age–that Miss Edgeworth set to work upon the last, and what, at the time it was written, was possibly the most successful of all her novels–namely, Helen. Any reader who will take it down from its shelf, and glance over it, will quickly perceive that it is a novel of a very much more modern type than any other by the same hand. In reading it we are aware that the eighteenth century has at last dropped out of sight, and that we are well out upon the nineteenth, not indeed as yet 'Victorian', but in a sort of midway region, on the road to that superior epoch." (Summary from Wikipedia) Additional Proof Listening: David Lawrence

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

38:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

36:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

41:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

36:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

45:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

27:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

30:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

34:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

28:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

24:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

29:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

26:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

37:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

30:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

29:00