The Wild Irish Girl: A National Tale

The Wild Irish Girl: A National Tale

Author: Sydney Owenson Morgan

Format: Paperback

Pages: 304

ISBN: 9780192832832

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Release Date: August 12, 1999

Description du Livre

"I long to study the purely national, purely natural character of an Irishwoman."

When Horatio, the son of an English lord, is banished to his father's Irish estate as punishment for his dissipated ways, he 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 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. This unique paperback edition includes the 'Introductory Letters' to the novel as well as Owenson's footnotes, rich in detail on the Irish language, history, and legend.

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