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Introduction

  • Eglantina RemportEmail author
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Part of the Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries book series (BSC)

Abstract

Starting with the adulation that George Bernard Shaw bestowed upon he as a dramatist, Remport introduces the artistic and social ideas of John Ruskin as profound influences on Lady Gregory. She identifies Ruskin’s familiarity with the Anglo-Irish social environment from which Lady Gregory came, discussing his personal connection with the La Touche family, his admiration for the novels of Maria Edgeworth, and for those ideas on social reform in Ireland that Maria shared with her landlord father Richard Lovell Edgeworth. In so doing, Remport sets out the framework of artistic, social, political, and intellectual influences on Lady Gregory that are explored through the course of the book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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