Marmion Wilme Savage 1804-1872: Dublin's Victorian Satirist (Studies in Irish Literature No. 3)

Marmion Wilme Savage 1804-1872: Dublin's Victorian Satirist (Studies in Irish Literature No. 3)

By: Paralee Norman (author)Hardback

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Marmion Savage wrote in Dublin during the potato famines, criticizing extremes of political intellectual behaviour which he believed were taking his homeland in the wrong directions. His five novels express these ideas, leaving very few groups unscathed, including nearly all major Irish factions, political or not, many of the English, and even Americans from whose gigantic "wilderness" and resulting plethora of working class people's dangers he wished to see save his starving countrymen. This work offers explanations and summaries of these novels.


Introduction: the early years - the creative years at Dublin Castle, barrister, editor, retirement; light satire and Hogarth's pictorial composition - "The Falcon Family" - or, "Young Ireland", satire on three groups in Ireland, the Anglo-Irish, the young Irelanders, the tractarians; light satire and the mode of personal development in "The Bachelor of the Albany" - satire on bachelors, tractarians, Irish church and merchants, personal development, an Irish dean, the merchant class; an Irish novel - "My Uncle the Curate"; the last two novels and the shorter fiction - "Reuben Medlicott, or, "The Coming Man", "The Woman of Business", or, "The Lady and the Lawyer", shorter fiction - "Clover Cottage", "The Prose Narratives"; conclusion - light satire, topical concerns, last two novels, modern canon. Appendices: notes on the 1845 and 1846 editions of "The Falcon Family", and an analytic summary of reviews of the novel; the date of the first edition, announcement of a subtitle, and reviews of "The Bachelor of the Albany"; reviews of "My Uncle the Curate."

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  • ISBN13: 9780773476899
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780773476899
  • ISBN10: 077347689X

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