Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error: by Marguerite Blessington, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error

by Marguerite Blessington, 1st Edition

Edited by Susanne Schmid

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410 pages

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Description

In the early and mid-nineteenth century, Marguerite Blessington, who had been born in Ireland but spent most of her life in London, became a famous salonnière; she was generally regarded as an important contemporary author, but as no literary executor took care of her oeuvre posthumously, she eventually moved into the background. Her novels, partly informed by the silver-fork genre, are typical examples of Romantic Victorianism, influenced by the Romantic cult of the solitary male self, by the fascination with Italy, and by the 1840s vogue of crime fiction, while simultaneously giving space to ambivalent reflections about Blessington’s own Irish background.

This volume, as part of ‘Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels’ series, presents her 1847 novel Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error, a highly popular piece of fiction in its day, being reprinted in German, French and American editions within a year of its publication.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Select Bibliography; Note on the Text; Marmaduke Herbert; Editorial Notes; Silent Corrections; Textual Variants in the American Edition

About the Editor

PD Dr. Susanne Schmid is based in the Department of English, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

About the Series

Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LCO009000
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LCO019000
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT004290
LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors
LIT024040
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century