Wild Irish Women

Author: Marian Broderick

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847174612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women. In times when women were expected to marry and have children, they travelled the world and sought out adventures; in times when women were expected to be seen and not heard, they spoke out in loud voices against oppression; in times when women were expected to have no interest in politics, literature, art, or the world outside the home, they used every creative means available to give expression to their thoughts, ideas and beliefs. In a series of succinct and often amusing biographies, Marian Broderick tells the life stories of these exceptional Irish women.

Wild Irish Women

Author: Marian Broderick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780862787806

Category: Ireland

Page: 348

View: 4157


From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women. In times when women were expected to marry and have children, they travelled the world and sought out adventures; in times when women were expected to be seen and not heard, they spoke out in loud voices against oppression; in times when women were expected to have no interest in politics, literature, art, or the world outside the home, they used every creative means available to give expression to their thoughts, ideas and beliefs. In a series of succinct and often amusing biographies, Marian Broderick tells the life stories of these exceptional Irish women.

The Wild Irish Girl

Author: Sydney Owenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192669583

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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`I long to study the purely national, natural character of an Irishwoman' When Horatio, the son of an English lord, is banished to his father's Irish estate as punishment for gambling debts and dissipated living, he adopts the persona of knight errant and goes off in search of adventure. On the wild west coast of Connaught he finds remnants of a romantic Gaelic past a dilapidated castle, a Catholic priest, a deposed king and the king's lovely and learned daughter, Glorvina. In this setting and among these characters Horatio learns the history, culture and language of a country he had once scorned, but he must do so in disguise for his own English ancestors are responsible for the ruin of the Gaelic family he comes to love. Written after the Act of Union, The Wild Irish Girl (1806) is a passionately nationalistic novel and a founding text in the discourse of Irish nationalism. The novel proved so controversial in Ireland that Sydney Owenson, later Lady Morgan, was put under surveillance by Dublin Castle. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Wild Irish Girl

Author: Stephen Copley,Claire Connolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315476754

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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This novel intervenes in many of the literary and philosophical debates of the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, forging a connection between the eighteenth-century discourse of sentiment and the emergent nineteenth-century concept of the nation. Lady Morgan's Introductory Letters are included.

The Wild Irish Girl

Author: Lady Morgan (Sydney)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: British

Page: 476

View: 8505


This document is from Empire Online, a powerful and interactive collection of primary source documents, sourced from leading archives around the world. This project has been developed to encourage undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society. Material in the collection spans five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires; from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others, right through to de-colonisation in the second half of the twentieth century and debates over American Imperialism.

Irish Women Writers

Author: Elke D'hoker

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783034302494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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After a decade in which women writers have gradually been given more recognition in the study of Irish literature, this collection proposes a reappraisal of Irish women's writing by inviting dialogues with new or hitherto marginalised critical frameworks as well as with foreign and transnational literary traditions. Several essays explore how Irish women writers engaged with European themes and traditions through the genres of travel writing, the historical novel, the monologue and the fairy tale. Other contributions are concerned with the British context in which some texts were published and argue for the existence of Irish inflections of phenomena such as the New Woman, suffragism or vegetarianism. Further chapters emphasise the transnational character of Irish women's writing by applying continental theory and French feminist thinking to various texts; in other chapters new developments in theory are applied to Irish texts for the first time. Casting the efforts of Irish women in a new light, the collection also includes explorations of the work of neglected or emerging authors who have remained comparatively ignored by Irish literary criticism.

The Wild Irish Girl: A National Tale

Author: Lady Morgan

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 556


When Horatio, the son of an English lord, is exiled to his father's Irish estate as a penalty for his corrupt ways during his life in London, he goes off in pursuit of adventure. In Ireland, Horatio finds a worn castle and the remnants of the Catholic Gaelic aristocracy that his predecessors displaced after the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. Horatio learns about the past, culture, and language of a country he had once ignored. Still, he must remain in disguise because his English ancestors are responsible for destroying the Gaelic family he now loves. The story unfolds through letters written by Horatio to his friends. It is a passionately nationalistic book and one of the first works discussing Irish nationalism. It represents the Irish condition initially from an English standpoint. With its incredible writing, gripping plot, and excellently portrayed characters, the novel immediately became a hit in England.

The Wild Irish Girl, Vol. I and II

Author: Lady Sydney Morgan

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752421169

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 7526


Reproduction of the original: The Wild Irish Girl, Vol. I and II by Lady Sydney Morgan

The Wild Irish Girl

Author: Lady Morgan (Sydney)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: 286

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