Maria Edgeworthâ??s Ormond tells the story of Harry Ormond, a destitute orphan sent to live with his guardianâ??s wealthy cousin, King Corny, after his involvement in a nearly fatal shooting. Ormond travels to France, determined to raise his status and build his wealth, and encounters the countryâ??s complex political scene, which reflects sentiments similar to Irelandâ??s revolutionary politics. Ormond was Edgeworthâ??s attempt to show the difference in morality in the face of distinct ideologies.
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