Cover of: The rebels of Ireland | Edward Rutherfurd

The rebels of Ireland

the Dublin saga

1st large print ed.

Published by Random House Large Print, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A sweep through the past 4 centuries of Irish history, woven around a family saga. Very readable and credible accounts of the historical events, although some of the fictional characters are a bit far fetched at the end of the tale, to round up the whole thing. It answers a lot of questions about the complexity of "THE IRISH QUESTION", and you can see modern day parallels to recent post-colonial efforts by other countries. A long book but a good read.

About the Edition

Once again Rutherfurd takes us inside the process of history by tracing the lives of several Dublin families from all strata of society, Protestant and Catholic, rich and poor, conniving and heroic. Through the eyes of the victims and the perpetrators alike the painful realities of the anti-Catholic penal laws, the catastrophic famine and the massive migration to North America, the rise of the great nationalists O'Connell and the tragic Parnell, the glorious Irish cultural renaissance of Joyce and Yeats, and finally, the triumphant founding of the Irish Republic in 1922.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2006.



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PR6068.U88 R33 2006

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xxxiii, 1241 p. (large print) :
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