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Maria Edgeworth, 1767-1849
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Castle Rackrent; an Hibernian tale by
Publication Date: 1800
Thady Quirk, steward to the decaying estate of the Rackrent family, narrates a story of four generations of a dying dynasty in Castle Rackrent.
Publication Date: 1801
Contending with the perils and the varied cast of characters of the marriage market, Belinda strides resolutely toward independence.
The Absentee by
Publication Date: 1812
Just before coming of age, Lord Colambre finds that his mother Lady Clonbrony's attempts to buy her way into London high society are only ridiculed, while his father is in serious debt as a result.
Publication Date: 1814
Centers on the Percy family, an upstanding bunch whose good humor is undented even by the shipwreck, the house fire, and the devastating machinations of an evil relation that befall them.
Ormond, a tale by
Publication Date: 1817
Tells the story of Harry Ormond, a hero who rises from poverty to wealth.
George Eliot, 1819-1880
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Scenes of Clerical Life by
Publication Date: 1857
Three stories that take place in the fictional midlands town of Milby and are concerned with the effect of religious reform on clergymen and their congregations.
Adam Bede by
Publication Date: 1859
Carpenter Adam Bede is in love with the beautiful Hetty Sorrel, but unknown to him, he has a rival, in the local squire’s son Arthur Donnithorne.
The Mill on the Floss by
Publication Date: 1860
Misunderstood Maggie Tulliver is torn. Her rebellious and passionate nature demands expression, while her provincial kin and community expect self-denial
Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe by
Publication Date: 1861
A gentle linen weaver is accused of a heinous crime. Exiling himself, he becomes a recluse, only to find redemption in his love for an abandoned child.
Publication Date: 1863
Romola, the devoted daughter of a blind scholar, is married to the clever but ultimately treacherous Tito, whose duplicity in both love and politics threatens to destroy everything she values.
Felix Holt: The Radical by
Publication Date: 1866
When the young nobleman Harold Transome returns to England from the colonies with a self-made fortune, he scandalizes the town of Treby Magna with his decision to stand for Parliament as a Radical.
Daniel Deronda by
Publication Date: 1876
Gwendolen Harleth gambles her happiness when she marries a sadistic aristocrat for his money.