The Year of the French: A Novel

The Year of the French: A Novel

by Thomas Flanagan
     
 
The year was 1798, when a band of determined, romantic Irishmen rose up in the County Mayo against their English rulers and were joined in their heroic dream by the troops of revolutionary France. The arrival of Kileummin Bay of the French was the signal for that war of liberation to begin.

Thomas Flanagan made an astonishing debut with this landmark novel of a

Overview

The year was 1798, when a band of determined, romantic Irishmen rose up in the County Mayo against their English rulers and were joined in their heroic dream by the troops of revolutionary France. The arrival of Kileummin Bay of the French was the signal for that war of liberation to begin.

Thomas Flanagan made an astonishing debut with this landmark novel of a legendary episode of Irish history. Eloquent and enriching, The Year of the French was named the most distinguished work of fiction in 1979 by the National Book Critics's circle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030445910
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1979
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
516

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