Castle Rackrent

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Castle Rackrent  (1800) 
by Maria Edgeworth
Castle Rackrent, a short novel by Maria Edgeworth published in 1800, is often regarded as the first true historical novel and the first true regional novel in English. It is also widely regarded as the first family saga, and the first novel to use the device of a narrator who is both unreliable and an observer of, rather than a player in, the actions he chronicles.
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  1. Monday Morning
  2. History of Sir Conolly Rackrent


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.