Maria Edgeworth (Zimmern 1883)

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Maria Edgeworth  (1883) 
by Helen Zimmern

This volume is part of the Eminent Women Series, edited by John H. Ingram

Eminent Women Series

EDITED BY JOHN H. INGRAM

MARIA EDGEWORTH

MARIA EDGEWORTH

BY

HELEN ZIMMERN.

LONDON:
W. H. ALLEN & CO., 13 WATERLOO PLACE, S.W.


1883.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY W. H. ALLEN & CO., 13 WATERLOO PLACE.

PREFACE.


Though many notices of Miss Edgeworth have appeared from time to time, nothing approaching to a Life of her has been published in this country. As I have had the good fortune to have access to an unpublished memoir of her, written by her step-mother, as well as to a large number of her private letters, I am enabled to place what I hope is at least an authentic biography before the reader. Besides much kindness received from the members of Miss Edgeworth's family, I have also to acknowledge my obligations for help afforded in the preparation of this little book to Mrs. and Miss Ticknor of Rhode Island, U.S.A., Mrs. Le Breton, Sir Henry Holland, Bart., the Rev. Canon Holland, the Rev. Dr. Sadler, and Mr. F. Y. Edgeworth.

H. Z.

London, August 1883.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1934, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.