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O’Sullivan, Twenty Years A-Growing.

O’Sullivan, Maurice. Twenty Years A-Growing. Rendered from the original Irish with a Preface by Moya Llewelyn Davis and George Thomson. With an introductory Note by E.M. Forster. Second Impression of the First Edition. London, Chatto & Windus, 1933. 14cm x 22.5cm. XII, 323 pages. Original hardcover with gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following chapters: In Dingle/ Pierce’s Cave/ Hallowe’en/ The Whale/ The Wake/ A Day’s Hunting/ Ventry Races/ A Night in Inish/ The War/ The Shipwreck/ The Lobster Season/ Matchmaking/ The Wedding Day/ An American Wake/ Last Journey to Inish/ The City of Dublin/ The Civic Guard/ Connemara etc.

Maurice O’Sullivan was born in 1904 on a remote island off the Atlantic coast of Ireland- the Great Blasket. This classic book was first published in Irish in 1933 by the Talbot Press in Dublin and the translation into English was published in the same year by Chatto & Windus in London. O’Sullivan was encouraged to write his memoir by George Thomson, a linguist and professor who had come to the island to study the Irish language. It was Thomson, with the help of Mona Llewelyn Davies, who translated the book for its English publication. O’Sullivan tells the story of his youth, and a way of life which belongs to the past. He wrote for his own pleasure and for the entertainment of his friends, without any thought of a wider public, in a style derived from folk-tales which he heard from his grandfather and sharpened with his own lively imagination.

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O'Sullivan, Twenty Years A-Growing.
O’Sullivan, Twenty Years A-Growing.