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The bill of fare: The politics of food in Maria Edgeworth’s children’s fiction

Sarah Moss

in Spilling the Beans: Eating, Cooking, Reading and Writing in British Women's Fiction, 1770-1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076510
eISBN:
9781781702710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076510.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Maria Edgeworth's writing for children, looking at the centrality of food in the cultural and social constitution of the child. It notes that Edgeworth's children's fiction is ... More


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