Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth
I was looking forward to Castle Rackrent as soon as I saw it on my syllabus for my Irish literature class. Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda has been on my list per Eva’s recommendation for quite some time, and it looked like an interesting novel to write a paper on. I was warned, however, that Castle Rackrent and Belinda are very different. When I opened up my copy on computer, I was taken aback, until I realized there was a lengthy introduction that was not by Maria Edgeworth. I was expecting a very long novel, rather than the short novel that fell into my hands. (Well, metaphorically speaking; it was a digital book.) The experience was… interesting.