The Writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone 1763-98: Volume III: France, the Rhine, Lough Swilly and Death of Tone (January 1797 to November 1798)

The Writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone 1763-98: Volume III: France, the Rhine, Lough Swilly and Death of Tone (January 1797 to November 1798)

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Edited by T. W. Moody, Edited by R. B. McDowell, Edited by C. J. Woods

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 632 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 40mm | 939g
  • Publication date: 25 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199564086
  • ISBN 13: 9780199564088

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This edition of the writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763-98), barrister, United Irishman, agent of the Catholic Committee and later an officer in the French revolutionary army, is intended to comprehend all his writings and largely to supersede the two-volume Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone ...written by himself that was edited by his son William, and published at Washington in 1826. It consists mainly of Tone's correspondence, diaries, autobiography, pamphlets, public addresses, and miscellaneous memoranda (both personal and public); it is based on the original MSS if extant or the most reliable printed sources. Tone's participation in Irish politics in the early 1790s and his presence on the periphery of the ruling circle in revolutionary France from February 1796 to September 1798 would be sufficient to make his writings a major historical source. The literary quality of his writings, diaries, and autobiography enhances their importance. The unique quality of Tone's writings is that they are the production of a gifted and convivial young Irishman who moved widely in intellectual and political circles. This volume - France, the Rhine, Lough Swilly, and the Death of Tone - completes the edition, following the last part of Tone's life, until his death following the abortive Irish uprising of 1798. It includes addenda, corrigenda, an iconography, a bibliography, and a complete index to all three volumes.

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Review from previous edition '...edited meticulously' Brendan O Cathaoir, Irish Times

Table of contents

Introduction ; The Documents 1797 ; The Documents 1798 ; Additional Documents ; Physical Descriptions of Theobald Wolfe Tone ; Iconography of Theobald Wolfe Tone ; Genealogy of Theobald Wolfe Tone ; Chronology of Theobald Wolfe Tone ; Bibliography of Theobald Wolfe Tone ; Corrigenda ; Index