Marilyn Butler, Lady Butler, FRSL FRSA FBA (born 1937) is a British literary critic. She was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford from 1993 to 2004, and was King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge, from 1986 to 1993. She is a Fellow of the British Academy.
Her published works include Romantics, Rebels and Reactionaries and Jane Austen and the War of Ideas. Much of her work has been devoted to the career of the Anglo-Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth, including a classic literary biography of Maria Edgeworth and an important collected edition of Edgeworth's works for Pickering & Chatto.
- Maria Edgeworth: A Literary Biography (1972)
- Jane Austen and the War of Ideas (1975)
- Romantics, Rebels, and Reactionaries: English Literature and Its Background, 1760-1830 (1982)
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