At a glance:
- Author: Maria Edgeworth
- First Published: 1800
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Regional
- Time of Work: Eighteenth century
- Setting: Ireland
- Genres: Long fiction, Social realism, Regional fiction, Satire, Novel
- Subjects: Tradition, Social issues, Class consciousness, Oppression, Eighteenth century, Upper classes, Duty, Inheritance or succession, Loyalty, Castles, Landlords or tenants, Servants, Aristocracy or aristocrats, Ireland or Irish people, Satire, Nobility
- Locales: Europe, Ireland
Thady Quirk, known as Honest Thady, Old Thady, and finally Poor Thady, the narrator of the story and a lifelong attendant to a procession of masters of Rackrent Castle in Ireland. Loyal and steadfast, he embodies all the qualities of the true Irish servant. Clothed in his heavy great cloak, he observes the world as he experiences it in terms of the differing characters of his several masters.
Sir Patrick Rackrent
Sir Patrick Rackrent, a lusty, generous landowner whose original family name was O’Shaughlin. He is...
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