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Castle Rackrent

  • Also Known As: Castle Rackrent: An Hibernian Tale
  • Type: Book
  • Length: 224 pages
  • As Noted In: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Quintessence Editions

Castle Rackrent's publication in 1800 signaled many firsts: the first historical novel, the first regional novel in English, the first "country house" novel, the first Anglo-Irish novel, and the first novel with a narrator who is neither reliable nor part of the action.

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  • Republic of Ireland, Castle Rackrent is set in Ireland prior to achieving independence in 1782.


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1800/00/00 Maria Edgeworth Author Castle Rackrent - published
1800/00/00 J Johnson Publisher Castle Rackrent - published

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Particulars for Castle Rackrent:
Art Type Book
Locale Type Country Estate
Narrative Arts Fiction
Narrative Arts Historical Novel
Estate Type Irish Country House
Writing Type Novel

Original Language: English

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