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Title: The Anglo-Irish of the Nineteenth Century (Hibernia: Literature & Nation in Victorian Ireland) [Facsimile]
Description: Poole, Woodstock Books. 1997, Facsimile 1828. (ISBN: 185477221X) Hardcover with dust jacket, 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Traces the adventures of the initially prejudiced Gerald Blount, the younger son of an Irish peer, who mixes in Anglo-Irish political and literary circles in London, before a duel forces him to flee to the Ireland of secret agrarian societies, Daniel O'Connell's Catholic Association, and political uncertainty. John Banim (1789-1842) and his brother Michael Banim (1786-1876) collaborated on a number of novels, many of which were published under the general title 'Tales of the O'Hara Family'. Michael Banim explained that they were trying to 'insinuate, through fiction, the causes of Irish discontent, the conclusion to be arrived at by the reader, not by insisting on it on the part of the Author, but from sympathy with the criminals.' Originally published in 1828. John Banim (April 3, 1798 - August 30, 1842), Irish novelist, sometimes called the "Scott of Ireland," was born at Kilkenny. In his thirteenth year he entered Kilkenny College and devoted himself specially to drawing and miniature painting. He pursued his artistic education for two years in the schools connected with the Royal Society at Dublin, and afterwards taught drawing in Kilkenny, where he fell in love with one of his pupils. His affection was returned, but the parents of the young lady interfered and removed her from Kilkenny. She pined away and died in two months. Her death made a deep impression on Banim, whose health suffered severely and permanently. In 1820 he went to Dublin and settled finally to the work of literature. He published a poem, The Celt's Paradise, and his Damon and Pythias was performed at Covent Garden in 1821. During a short visit to Kilkenny he married, and in 1822 planned in conjunction with his elder brother, Michael (1796-1874), a series of tales illustrative of Irish life, which should be for Ireland what the Waverley Novels were for Scotland; and the influence of his model is distinctly traceable in his writings. He then set out for London, and supported himself by writing for magazines and for the stage, a volume of miscellaneous essays was published anonymously in 1824, called Revelations of the Dead Alive. In April 1825 appeared the first series of Tales of the O'Hara Family, which achieved immediate and decided success. One of the most powerful of them, Crohoore of the Bill Hook, was by Michael Banim. Introduction by John Kelly. From the series Hibernia: Literature and Nation in Victorian Ireland. New/New.

Keywords: Daniel O'connell Irish Literature Ireland Poetry Poets Short Stories Celtic Kelts Literary Criticism Ira Republicanism John Banim Politics Land Leagues Catholic Associations Fenians Victorian 185477221X

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