Biographies & Memoirs / Autobiography / Twenty Years A-Growing by Maurice O'Sullivan Maurice O'Sullivan                     Chatto & Windus, 1933: first edition green cloth hardcover: maps to end papers; 323 pages.Synopsis: Rendered from the original Irish language by Moya Llewelyn Davies and George Thompson, this autobiography  by  Maurice O'Sullivan,  who at the time of publication was a member of  the Civic Guard in Connemara,  relates the story of his upbringing   on Great Blasket, a small  Gaelic  Island  North West of the coast  of Kerry,  during a  time  when  language and life were still  largely  mediaeval with  only Irish spoken;  pastimes were of singing, dancing, storytelling and conversation; the  literature was  preserved  by oral tradition and  included   pre-Beowulf  legends  and 17th and 18th century  poems and songs ; the inhabitants  made and played violins , and  danced the  single hornpipe, the jig, the  four- hand reel,  country figures and   a descendant of the old quadrille. In the second part of the book the author describes  his journey to Dublin  to join  the Civic Guard.  The  chapters  are entitled - In Dingle.  My Firsr Journey Home .  The Island.  A Day's Hunting.  The Ventry Races.  Pierce's Cave.  A Shoal of Mackerel.  Halloween.  The Whale.  The Wake .  A  Night in the Inish.  The War .  The Shipwreck.  The Wanderer .  The Lobster Season.  Matchmaking.  The Wedding Day .  An American Wake.  The Stranger.  My Last Journey to the Inish .  I leave home.  From Dingle East.  The City of Dublin.  The Civic Guard.  Connemara.  Conclusion. Condition: spine shelf-faded and  worn at ends: corners bumped: cover stained: ex libris sticker: division to hinge of front end papers: preliminaries foxed: contents clean: overall acceptable and collectable.                                          used books
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  • Book Title: Twenty Years A-Growing
  • Author: Maurice O'Sullivan
  • ISBN: mw0012181517
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
  • Year Published: 1933
  • Our Normal Price: £44.00 GBP ($58.52 USD)
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  • Description: Chatto & Windus, 1933: first edition green cloth hardcover: maps to end papers; 323 pages.Synopsis: Rendered from the original Irish language by Moya Llewelyn Davies and George Thompson, this autobiography by Maurice O'Sullivan, who at the time of publication was a member of the Civic Guard in Connemara, relates the story of his upbringing on Great Blasket, a small Gaelic Island North West of the coast of Kerry, during a time when language and life were still largely mediaeval with only Irish spoken; pastimes were of singing, dancing, storytelling and conversation; the literature was preserved by oral tradition and included pre-Beowulf legends and 17th and 18th century poems and songs ; the inhabitants made and played violins , and danced the single hornpipe, the jig, the four- hand reel, country figures and a descendant of the old quadrille. In the second part of the book the author describes his journey to Dublin to join the Civic Guard. The chapters are entitled - In Dingle. My Firsr Journey Home . The Island. A Day's Hunting. The Ventry Races. Pierce's Cave. A Shoal of Mackerel. Halloween. The Whale. The Wake . A Night in the Inish. The War . The Shipwreck. The Wanderer . The Lobster Season. Matchmaking. The Wedding Day . An American Wake. The Stranger. My Last Journey to the Inish . I leave home. From Dingle East. The City of Dublin. The Civic Guard. Connemara. Conclusion. Condition: spine shelf-faded and worn at ends: corners bumped: cover stained: ex libris sticker: division to hinge of front end papers: preliminaries foxed: contents clean: overall acceptable and collectable.
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