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The Triumph of Prudence Over Passion by Elizabeth Sheridan

The Triumph of Prudence Over Passion by Elizabeth Sheridan
 

Originally published in 1781, The Triumph of Prudence over Passion; or, The History of Miss Mortimer and Miss Fitzgerald is an unconventional epistolary novel set in Ireland and France in 1779 and 1780, against the background of the patriot political agitation that marked the age... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781846822896
Published 30 May 2011 by Four Courts Press Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Douglas, Aileen
Edited by Ross, Ian Campbell
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ISBN-13 9781846822896
ISBN-10 1846822890
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Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Imprint Four Courts Press Ltd
Publication Date 30 May 2011
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Douglas, Aileen
Edited by Ross, Ian Campbell
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ireland - Politics and government - 1760-1820, Women - Ireland - Social conditions - 18th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Originally published in 1781, The Triumph of Prudence over Passion; or, The History of Miss Mortimer and Miss Fitzgerald is an unconventional epistolary novel set in Ireland and France in 1779 and 1780, against the background of the patriot political agitation that marked the age of Grattans parliament. The young women who write the bulk of the novels letters link the state of Ireland and the condition of its women, powerfully endorsing liberty for both. Their witty and incisive commentary on political events, male and female relations, education and national differences, is accompanied by lighter observations on fashion, polite amusements and affairs of the heart. Yet, while the novel contains several love stories, it departs strikingly from fictional convention by having its heroine refuse to marry her suitor, preferring instead to remain in a single state. The novel, published anonymously, is here attributed for the first time to Ann Elizabeth (Betsy) Sheridan, daughter of the nov

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