Lady Gregory’s Early Irish Writings 1883-1893

Lady Gregory’s Early Irish Writings 1883-1893

General Editors of the Coole Edition: T.R.Henn CBE and Colin Smythe

Edited and Introduced by James Pethica

23.4 x 15.5 cm. viii, 248 pp. illus.

This sixteenth volume of the Coole Edition of Lady Gregory's Writings contains her early published and unpublished fiction, the two versions of 'An Emigrant's Notebook' (1883), the three Angus Grey stories, 'A Philanthropist', 'A Gentleman' and 'Peeler Astore' (1890-91) and her 1893 'A Phantom's Pilgrimage, or Home Ruin'. This collection is preceded by Sir William Gregory's prescient and virtually unknown privately printed 1881 pamphlet on the Land League, which greatly influenced Lady Gregory's thought and writings. Added as Appendices are her poems 'Alas, a woman may not love' (1886). her 'prison' poems sent to Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1888) and 'The Eviction' (1888).

James Pethica has provided an Introduction, Acknowledgements, A Note on Editorial Principles, and A Note on Archival Materials and Critical Work on Lady Gregory's Early Writings. More info →