The Dispossessed State: Narratives of Ownership in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

The Dispossessed State: Narratives of Ownership in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

by Sara L. Maurer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421404509
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sara L. Maurer is an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Disowning to Own: Maria Edgeworth's Irish Fiction and the Illegitimacy of National Own ership
2. The Forbearance of the State: John Stuart Mill and the Promise of Irish Property
3. Native Property: Young Ireland and the Irish Land Acts in the Victorian Proprietary Landscape
4. The Wife of State: Ireland and En gland's Vicarious Enjoyment in Anthony Trollope's Palliser Novels
5. At Home in the Public Domain: George Moore's Drama in Muslin, George Meredith's Diana of the Crossways, and the Intellectual Property of Union
Afterword
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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"Maurer makes an original and compelling contribution to the relatively sparse body of scholarship that aims to bring English and Irish studies into a productive conversation."

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