Maria Edgeworth Bibliography

Letters for Literary Ladies 1795
Letters in which Edgeworth parodies those men who opposed the education of women. In the “Letter from a Gentleman to his friend upon the birth of a daughter” she writes, “Literary ladies will, I am afraid, be losers in love as well as in friendship, by their superiority - . . . gentlemen are not apt to admire a prodigious quantity of learning and masculine acquirements in the far sex.”
The Parent's Assistant 1796
Children’s stories.
Castle Rackrent 1800
Edgeworth’s first novel and an immediate success. Scott, in his postscript to the original edition of Waverley, described his aim as being “in some distant degree to emulate the admirable Irish portraits drawn by Miss Edgeworth.”
Popular Tales 1804
Published in three volumes.
The Modern Griselda 1805
Leonora 1806
Tales from Fashionable Life 1809
Issued in six volumes, the first three in 1809 and the second three in 1812. The Absentee, one of her best works, appeared in 1812 and depicts the evils of the system of absentee landlords.
Patronage 1814
Ormond 1817