Home Forums Reading Group March 2021: Maria Edgeworth, Letters for Literary Ladies (1795)

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      Starter Questions

      – What are the main strands of argument here? What ideas are being thought through (e.g. tradition vs. modernity, philosophy vs. enthusiasm). What do you make of the style of argument?

      –  What sort of class values can you find in this text?

      – There are lots of voices in this text. Where do you think Maria Edgeworth’s is? Where are her own sympathies?

      – How does this compare to other texts about women’s education you’ve read from this time period? How radical would you say it is?

      – What do we learn from this text about:

      • Marriage
      • Female education
      • Accomplishments
      • Reason/sensibility
      • Masculinity

       

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