The Writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone 1763-98: Volume I: Tone's Career in Ireland to June 1795 Volume I: Tone's Career in Ireland to June 1795

The Writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone 1763-98: Volume I: Tone's Career in Ireland to June 1795 Volume I: Tone's Career in Ireland to June 1795

by T. W. Moody
     
 

In May 1798 the United Irishmen instigated a rising against the British government of Ireland. which was put down over the summer months, and whose leaders died or were imprisoned. Among them was Theobald Wolfe Tone, one of the best-known contemporary Irish nationalists. This major edition of Wolfe Tone's writings consists mainly of Tone's correspondence, diaries,

Overview

In May 1798 the United Irishmen instigated a rising against the British government of Ireland. which was put down over the summer months, and whose leaders died or were imprisoned. Among them was Theobald Wolfe Tone, one of the best-known contemporary Irish nationalists. This major edition of Wolfe Tone's writings consists mainly of Tone's correspondence, diaries, autobiography, pamphlets, public addresses and miscellaneous memoranda (both personal and public). Volume I covers Tone's youth, from his baptism in 1763, his university years, and his early career as a barrister and increasingly radical political pamphleteer and organizer, until June 1795 when he set sail for America.

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"Splendid new edition.... Given the legendary attention to detail of C.J. Woods, and the quality of the footnotes, this edition is likely to be definitive. On current form this long-awaited edition of Tone's writings is set fair to be one of the most important publishing ventures of recent decades."—Marianne Elliott, Times Literary Supplement (and English Historical Review)

"This volume covers Tone's career in Ireland to June 1795. The centerpiece is formed by Tone's journals, written with fluency and sparkle, and a delight to read. The journals are also an invaluable historical source.... This edition stands as the definitive scholarly version...first-class scholarship. This edition does full justice to Tone's writings and provides an indispensable source for students of the 1790s. One hopes that the remaining two volumes will appear as soon as possible, and match the high standards set in this volume."—James Quinn, Eighteenth-Century Ireland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199564064
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/25/2009
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

The late T. W. Moody was the doyen of modern Irish history, planning and establishing the magisterial New History of Ireland.

R. B. McDowell is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin

C. J. Woods is a Research Editor at the Dictionary of Irish Biography, and occasional lecturer in modern history at St Patrick's College, Maynooth

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