A guide to Irish fiction, 1650-1900

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Most Irish fiction published between 1650 and 1900 has fallen into virtual oblivion. Research by the Loebers for their Guide to Irish fiction has led to the identification of hundreds of unknown or forgotten Irish authors and their works, and provides thousands of summaries of novels and anthologies. Carefully documented, A guide to Irish fiction presents details of the publication of Irish fiction in Ireland, England, and North America, as well as several other European countries. Written for literary scholars and students, A guide to Irish fiction constitutes an essential tool also relevant for historians, librarians and antiquarian booksellers. The Guide redefines and extends the known scope of Irish fiction, and exemplifies Lady Morgan's credo that literary fiction serves as 'a mirror of the times in which it was composed; reflecting morals, customs, manners, peculiarity of character, and prevalence of opinion. Thus, perhaps, after all, it forms the best history of nations...'

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