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William Carelton's pre-famine fiction: shifting political perspectives.

  title={William Carelton's pre-famine fiction: shifting political perspectives.},
  author={Kevan O’Rourke},
  • Kevan O’Rourke
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • This study examines the life and pre-famine writings of Catholic-born nineteenth century Irish novelist William Carleton (1794-1869). Carleton chronicled the lives of the Catholic Irish peasantry, bearers of an oral tradition that went into terminal decline after the Great Famine (1845-50). Through his fiction Carleton offered an authentic, insider, eye-witness perspective on the lives of the rural poor unrivalled by his contemporaries; John Banim and Gerald Griffin. Carleton, however… CONTINUE READING