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The Impossible Irish

£19.99

Product description

Hardback. Green cloth covered book. Spine and boards have markings and rubbing. Pages have foxing throughout the book. Text is still readable and clear. Binding in good. Previous owner's name inscribed on inside page.

Published by George Routledge & Sons, 1935.

Dedication from the book:

“This book is flung in the face of the Irish – a fighting race who never won a battle, a race of politicians who cannot govern themselves, a race of writers without a great one of native strain, an island race who have yet to man a fleet for war, for commerce or for the fishing banks [...], a pious race excelling in blasphemy, who feel most wronged by those they have first injured, who sing of love and practise fratricide, preach freedom and enact suppression, a race of democrats who sweat the poor, have a harp for an emblem and no musicians, rebelled on foreign gold and cringed without it, whose earlier history is myth and murder, whose later, murder, whose tongue is silver and whose heart is black, a race skilled in idleness, talented in hate, inventive only in slander, whose land is a breeding ground of modern reaction and the cradle of western crime”.

Item details

Author(s):
Penhaligon, Tom
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
George Routledge
Title:
The Impossible Irish

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About this item

Hardback. Green cloth covered book. Spine and boards have markings and rubbing. Pages have foxing throughout the book. Text is still readable and clear. Binding in good. Previous owner's name inscribed on inside page.

Published by George Routledge & Sons, 1935.

Dedication from the book:

“This book is flung in the face of the Irish – a fighting race who never won a battle, a race of politicians who cannot govern themselves, a race of writers without a great one of native strain, an island race who have yet to man a fleet for war, for commerce or for the fishing banks [...], a pious race excelling in blasphemy, who feel most wronged by those they have first injured, who sing of love and practise fratricide, preach freedom and enact suppression, a race of democrats who sweat the poor, have a harp for an emblem and no musicians, rebelled on foreign gold and cringed without it, whose earlier history is myth and murder, whose later, murder, whose tongue is silver and whose heart is black, a race skilled in idleness, talented in hate, inventive only in slander, whose land is a breeding ground of modern reaction and the cradle of western crime”.

Author(s):
Penhaligon, Tom
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
George Routledge
Title:
The Impossible Irish

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