The Education of the Heart: The Correspondence of Rachel Mordecai Lazarus and Maria Edgeworth

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UNC Press Books, Jun 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
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In 1815 a young North Carolina schoolteacher who was Jewish wrote to the celebrated Maria Edgeworth to ask why British novelists wrote in such a prejudiced manner about Jews. Maria was so moved by the letter that she set to work on a novel to make amends, and Harrington was published in 1817. The literary exchange that resulted grew into a friendship that lasted until Rachel's death in 1838, and the families continued to correspond until 1942.

Originally published in 1977.

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