Introduction to Maria Edgeworth

An introduction to Maria Edgeworth – book launch and video.

On the 26th of November 2021, the new Edgeworthstown Library hosted its first event. This was the launch of Maria Edgeworth by Clíona Ó Gallchoir. Clíona is a lecturer in the department of English, University College Cork. You can seem some images from the launch below or visit our galleries page for more.

The new book offers a critical introduction to the full scope of Edgeworth’s writing. It takes in her whole career and a broad range of her extensive writings. Maria Edgeworth made a major contribution to education, the representation of Ireland, and the representation of women’s experiences and characters. Clíona Ó Gallchoir provides a lucid and accessible introduction to each area of Edgeworth’s work.

As part of our aims of reaching a wider audience we have prepared a short video introduction to Maria Edgeworth . Our video introduces a new book on the works of Maria Edgeworth by UCC lecturer and Edgeworth scholar Clíona O’Gallchoir. The book introduces new readers to Edgeworth, to her work and the characters she has created. For those wishing to access her works a number of her novels can be read on line at openlibrary/edgeworth Below are some images from the launch of the book and the video introduction to the book