Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq: Begun by Himself and Concluded by his Daughter, Maria Edgeworth by Richard Lovell EdgeworthMemoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq: Begun by Himself and Concluded by his Daughter, Maria Edgeworth by Richard Lovell Edgeworth

Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq: Begun by Himself and Concluded by his Daughter, Maria…

byRichard Lovell Edgeworth, Maria Edgeworth

Paperback | February 24, 2011

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Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744-1817) was a noted Irish educationalist, engineer and inventor. This two-volume autobiography, begun in 1808, was completed by his novelist daughter Maria, and published in 1820. Edgeworth's interest in education is evidenced by his reflections about how his childhood shaped his character and later life. Volume 1, written by Edgeworth himself and covering the period to 1781, reveals that his interest in science began early; he was shown an orrery (a moving model of the solar system) at the age of seven. As a young man, Edgeworth attended university in Dublin and Oxford, studied law, and eloped while still in his teens. He experimented with vehicle design, winning several awards, and was introduced by Erasmus Darwin to the circle of scientists, innovators and industrialists later known as the Lunar Society of Birmingham. In 1781 Sir Joseph Banks sponsored his election to the Royal Society.
Maria Edgeworth was born in 1767. Her father, Richard Lovell Edgeworth was very important to her as she lived on his estate for most of her life. An Irish novelist, her work included novels about Irish life. Her works are remembered for covering several areas, such as women's education and stories for children and are noted to contain ...
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Title:Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq: Begun by Himself and Concluded by his Daughter, Maria…Format:PaperbackDimensions:404 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.91 inPublished:February 24, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1108026567

ISBN - 13:9781108026567

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Introduction; Chapters 1-16.