The triumph of prudence over passion
by Elizabeth Sheridan
Aileen Douglas & Ian Campbell Ross, editors
'A fascinating epistolary novel ... The letters carry insightful, entertaining commentary on the political and social scene, along with lighter observations on human relationships and fashions ... an important source for study of the 18th-century novel', M.H. Kealy, Choice.
‘A particularly striking example of the scholarly and critical importance of this series … With the distinctive voices of its lively female letter-writers and its vivid portrayal of the confident and optimistic Patriots of the Protestant Irish nation in the 1780s, The Triumph of Prudence over Passion will be an unexpected delight for many readers ... fulfilling the [series'] aim "to indicate the role the early novel played in inventing Ireland for readers at home and abroad, while offering new perspectives on the literature and history of these islands"', Cliona Ó Gallchoir, Irish University Review (2016).