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Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1 Disowning to Own: Maria Edgeworth’s Irish Fiction and the Illegitimacy of National Ownership 19 2 The Forbearance of the State: John Stuart Mill and the Promise of Irish Property 55 3 Native Property: Young Ireland and the Irish Land Acts in the Victorian Proprietary Landscape 89 4 The Wife of State: Ireland and England’s Vicarious Enjoyment in Anthony Trollope’s Palliser Novels 133 5 At Home in the Public Domain: George Moore’s Drama in Muslin, George Meredith’s Diana of the Crossways, and the Intellectual Property of Union 167 Afterword 206 Notes 211 Works Cited 223 Index 237 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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