Illustrious Irishwomen 2 Volume Set Illustrious Irishwomen: Volume 2

Illustrious Irishwomen 2 Volume Set Illustrious Irishwomen: Volume 2

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Elizabeth Owens Blackburne (1848-1894) was an Irish professional writer, novelist and biographer whose novels were mostly set in Ireland. After attending Trinity College, Dublin she published her first work in 1869, and moved to London in 1873 to pursue her career as a writer. These volumes, first published in 1877, contain a series of detailed biographies of Irish women who Blackburne considered pre-eminent. The biographies cover a broad range of women, including the semi-mythical Saint Brigit and Queen Macha, and are arranged chronologically. These volumes were the first biographical reference of Irish women to be published, and the balanced descriptions and extensive use of original sources ensure that they remain of value as a reference for researchers and historians. Volume 2 contains twenty biographies of Irish women writers and novelists.
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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 21mm | 470g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108021077
  • 9781108021074

Table of contents

Part IV. Literary Women: 22. Susanna Centlivre; 23. The Honourable Mrs. Monk; 24. Constantia Grierson; 25. Charlotte Brooke; 26. Mrs. Mary Tighe; 27. Mary Boyle (Countess of Warwick); 28. Henrietta Boyle (Lady O'Neil); 29. Maria Edgeworth; 30. Felicia Dorothea Hemans; 31. The Misses Porter; 32. Sydney, Lady Morgan; 33. Marguerite, Countess of Blessington; 34. Eliz Ryves; 35. Helen Selina, Countess of Dufferin; 36. Lady Stirling-Maxwell; Part V. Miscellaneous: 37. The Lady Freemason; 38. The Beautiful Gunnings; Part VI. The Ladies of Llangollen: 39. Lady Louisa Conolly; 40. Sarah Curran; Index.
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