THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Maria Edgeworth Literary Criticism

Belinda

An essay by Patricia A. Matthew, an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, which assesses Edgeworth's evasion of nineteenth-century narrative conventions in her depiction of Lady Delacour's illness.
An academic article by Heike Hartung examining the character of Lady Delacour and Edgeworth's depiction of breast cancer, and also how this disease is addressed in a letter of Frances Burney and an essay by Susan Sontag.

Harrington

A scholarly article by Inna Volkova which examines this novel's protagonist and the narrative's exploration of stereotypical representation and prejudice.
A chapter from Nerves and Narratives: A Cultural History of Hysteria in 19th-Century British Prose by Peter Melville Logan exploring the narrative implications of the title character's nervous condition.