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The Absentee

by Maria Edgeworth

A young English lord returns to Ireland to take control of his family's estate, only to discover that his absentee landlord father has been neglecting the property and its people. The Absentee is a novel by Maria Edgeworth, published in 1812. The story follows Lord Colambre, an English lord who returns to Ireland to take control of his family's estate. Colambre is shocked to discover that his absentee landlord father has been neglecting the property and its people. The novel explores the theme of absentee landlordism, which was a major problem in Ireland at the time. Absentee landlords were wealthy landowners who lived in England or other countries and neglected their Irish estates. This neglect led to poverty and suffering for the Irish people who lived on the estates. Colambre is determined to improve the lives of the people on his estate. He sets about making repairs to the property and improving the living conditions of the tenants. He also works to improve relations between the Irish and English people. The Absentee is a classic novel of Irish literature. It is a story of love, loss, and redemption. It is also a story about the importance of social responsibility and the power of one person to make a difference.

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English

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English

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1812

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Maria Edgeworth

United Kingdom

Maria Edgeworth was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution...

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