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The Absentee (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Maria Edgeworth 019283830X 9780192838308
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The Absentee (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Maria Edgeworth

Lord Clonbrony and his ambitious, worldly wife lead an extravagant social life in London on the proceeds of their estates in Ireland. Their son, Lord Colambre, refusing to marry the heiress arranged for him by his mother, decides instead to investigate, incognito, the management of the family estates in Ireland. Appalled by the corruption, mismanagement, and poverty he discovers, he sets about finding a solution to his fathers debts and the familys wilful indifference. Maria Edgeworths classic novel combines a fast-miving depiction of national manners with a brilliantly witty expose of the pernicious system of absentee landownership.

Author: Maria Edgeworth

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 366

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2002-01-24

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ISBN: 019283830X


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