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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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.
"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
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Book Description Book Condition: New. This edition of the writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone, barrister, United Irishman, agent of the Catholic Committee and later an officer in the French revolutionary army, is intended to encompass all his writings and largely to supersede the two-volume work written by Tone and published in 1826. It consists mainly of Tone's correspondence, diaries, autobiography, pamphlets, public addresses and miscellaneous memoranda (both personal and public). Tone's participation in Irish politics in the early 1790s, and his presence on the periphery of the ruling circle in revolutionary France from February 1796 to September 1798, would be sufficient to make his writings a major historical source; the literary quality of his letters, diaries and autobiography enhances their importance. Tone's writings are unique in that they are the production of a gifted and convivial young Irishman who moved widely in intellectual and political circles. Bookseller Inventory # 2087
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 580 pages. 9.13x6.14x1.42 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk019956406X
Book Description Clarendon Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M019956406X
Book Description Clarendon Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11019956406X