Formal and Linguistic Features in the Later Irish Tales

  • Brian Hollingworth


Edgeworth never repeated her innovation in using the vernacular voice as the vehicle of narration. Her later Irish stories are more conventional in their form. This is surely a sign both of the low status which she conferred upon Castle Rackrent, and her failure to recognize the significance of her achievement in developing a new sub-genre within the novel.


Linguistic Feature French Culture Utilitarian View Elevated Character Moral Tale 
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© Brian Hollingworth 1997

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