By Mary Jean Corbett
Corbett explores fictional and nonfictional representations of Ireland's courting with England during the 19th century. She considers the makes use of of familial and household metaphors in structuring narratives that enact the "union" of britain and eire. Corbett situates her readings of novels via Edgeworth, Gaskell, and Trollope, and writings through Burke, Engels, and Mill, in the various historic contexts that form them. She revises the severe orthodoxies surrounding colonial discourse that at present be triumphant in Irish and English experiences, and provides a clean point of view on very important points of Victorian tradition.
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