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The Dispossessed State This page intentionally left blank The Dispossessed State Narratives of Ownership in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland Sara L. Maurer The Johns Hopkins University Press Baltimore © 2012 The Johns Hopkins University Press All rights reserved. Published 2012 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The Johns Hopkins University Press 2715 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4363 www.press.jhu.edu Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Maurer, Sara L. The dispossessed state : narratives of ownership in nineteenthcentury Britain and Ireland / Sara L. Maurer. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-1-4214-0327-4 (hardcover : acid-free paper) ISBN-10: 1-4214-0327-7 (hardcover : acid-free paper) 1. English fiction—19th century—History and criticism. 2. English fiction—Irish authors—History and criticism. 3. Property in literature. 4. Land tenure—Government policy—Great Britain—History—19th century. 5. Land tenure— Government policy—Ireland—History—19th century. I. Title. PR878.P728D57 2012 823′.809—dc23 2011021305 A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library. Special discounts are available for bulk purchases of this book. For more information, please contact Special Sales at 410-516-6936 or specialsales@press.jhu.edu. The Johns Hopkins University Press uses environmentally friendly book materials, including recycled text paper that is composed of at least 30 percent post-consumer waste, whenever possible. For Don, inalienably This page intentionally left blank ...


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  • Property in literature.
  • Land tenure -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
  • Land tenure -- Government policy -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
  • English fiction -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
  • English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
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