The eruption of rural distress in Ireland and the foundation of the Land League in 1879 sparked a number of novels, stories and plays forming an immediate response to what became known as the Irish Land war. These works form a literary genre of their own and illuminate both the historical events themselves and the material conditions of reading and writing in late nineteenth-century Ireland. Divisions into `us' and `them' were convenient for political reasons, but the fiction of the period frequently modifies this alignment ...

Fictions of the Irish Land War 2014, Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Pieterlen

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