Month: October 2016



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Maria Edgeworth’s (Deleted) Thoughts on Frances Burney’s Evelina

15 August [1783]. Maria Edgeworth to Fanny Robinson. ALS. 7 pp. HM 28589. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. p. 2

I spent the month of June 2016 at the Huntington Library, combing through its archives for items related to my book project on revision and the eighteenth-century novel. Some of these items were the work of Maria Edgeworth, an important late eighteenth-century novelist and education writer. The Huntington has 77 letters by Edgeworth, almost all…