The Absentee (Oxford World's Classics)

The Absentee (Oxford World's Classics)

Maria Edgeworth, W. J. McCormack


Lord Clonbrony and his bold, worldly spouse lead an extravagant social existence in London at the proceeds in their estates in eire. Their son, Lord Colambre, refusing to marry the heiress prepared for him through his mom, comes to a decision as an alternative to enquire, incognito, the administration of the family members estates in eire. Appalled by way of the corruption, mismanagement, and poverty he discovers, he units approximately discovering an answer to his father's accounts and the family's wilful indifference. Maria Edgeworth's vintage novel combines a fast-miving depiction of nationwide manners with a brilliantly witty divulge of the pernicious method of absentee landownership.

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