TALES from the POORHOUSE


Eugene McCabe
  1999

The Gallery Press
Loughcrew
Oldcastle
County Meath
Ireland

ISBN I 85235 248 5 (paperback)
          I 85235 249 3 (clothbound)

Available in both hard and soft cover at Barnes & Noble

[Note: This book is so new that your library may not yet have a copy; my library ordered it when I made a request for it. PHL]

Set in 1848 in Ireland ... during the time of  The Great Hunger ...
this is a quartet of individual tales of four people with inter-related histories: The Orphan, The Master, The Landlord, The Mother.

This is a most excellent book ...  to not only vicariously obtain  the feel of the poorhouse experience, but to get another perspective on the tumult, irony and tragedy of this period in Irish history, which filled 19th century American poorhouses with Irish refugees. PHL


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