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Although the epics of Celtic Ireland were written in prose and not verse, most people would probably consider that Irish fiction proper begins in the 18th century. However, there are aspects of Early Irish prose that appear to have had some influence on the Irish novel: the use of exaggeration for humorous effect, a near obsession with lists, and a strong sense of satire. This article is concerned with the history of Irish fiction written in English. For Irish fiction written in Irish, see Modern literature in Irish. For a general overview of Irish writing in all genres, see Irish literature.
Irish fiction can be said to begin with the publication in 1726 of Jonathan Swift‘s masterpiece Gulliver’s Travels. This novel, often treated as a book for children, is one of the most savage satires in the English language and set a high standard for Irish writers to come.
The next Irish novelist of importance was Laurence Sterne (1713–1768). Stern was born in Clonmel, County Tipperary and was in his mid-forties when he published The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759–1767). This satire on the biographical novel is one of the most innovative and influential novels in English, and its foregrounding of the authorial voice and playful refusal to accept a conventional linear timeframe mark it out as a precursor of such modernist novelists as James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.
Oliver Goldsmith‘s The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) is a moral tale based on the story of Goldsmith’s own family. It is notable for rejecting the florid style of most fiction of the day in favour of a more direct, conversational mode. Although not particularly successful when published, it has become one of the most enduring works of 18th century fiction in English.
The 19th century was a golden age of fiction in English, and Irish writers were to participate fully. Although born in Oxford, Maria Edgeworth (1767–1849) spent most of her life in Ireland and wrote what is generally considered the first novel on an Irish theme, Castle Rackrent (1800). This story of landlords and tenants on an Irish estate, and of the abuse of the latter by the former, was criticised at the time for its characters’ apparent lack of religious feeling or scruples, but can be seen as a reasonably accurate representation of life on a great estate at the turn of the century, drawing, as it does, on the author’s own experience of managing her father’s estate. She wrote a number of other novels, the most interesting being Ormond (1817).
Lady Morgan (Sidney Owenson) (1776(?)-1859) was also a prolific writer but her most successful work was her third novel, The Wild Irish Girl (1806), which can be read as a direct response to Castle Rackrent. Morgan’s novel, however, is much more explicitly political, displaying clear Jacobin feminist politics. She emphasizes the legacy of the 1798 rebellion in Ireland and uses the novel to promote an Irish view of Irish history and prehistory.
Some of the early novels of Charles Robert Maturin (1782–1824) covered ground similar to that covered by Edgeworth. However, he is now best remembered for Melmoth the Wanderer (1820). This is a Faustian tale of a man, Melmoth, who sells his soul to the devil and then wanders round Europe trying to find someone to take on his satanic bargain for him. It is told through the accounts of those he approaches to help him. The book brought a whole new dimension to the Gothic novel and is considered a cult masterpiece.
William Carleton (1794–1869) came from a large family and his father was a poor tenant farmer. Carleton was educated at hedge schools and spent much of his youth surrounded by extreme poverty. His Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, which made him an extremely popular author, showed life on the other side of the social divide from the many 19th century Irish novels written by members of the landlord class.
John Banim (1798–1842) was born in Kilkenny into a prosperous farming family. He studied art in Dublin and then returned home to work as an art teacher. In 1820, after recovering from tuberculosis, he went back to Dublin to pursue a career in writing. He wrote plays and poetry, but is best remembered for his novels, many of them written in collaboration with his brother Michael Banim (1796–1874). Their major works in fiction were the twenty-four volumes of The Tales of the O’Hara Family. One of these, The Nowlans is among the finest of all 19th century novels. The first Catholic Irish novelists of any note, the Banims wrote the first realistic fictional portraits of the Irish peasants and their novels spare no details of the sufferings endured by their people at the time of the Penal Laws.
Gerald Griffin (1803–1840) was born in Limerick. Like his friend John Banim, Griffin wrote poetry and plays, and like so many other Irish dramatists he moved to London in search of success. However, his reputation rests on The Collegians (1989), a novel he wrote after returning to Ireland. The Collegians is based on a real life court case in which Daniel O’Connell acted for the defence.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814–1873) was born in Dublin into a literary family of Huguenot origins and lived there for most of his life. He is famous for his Gothic fiction (some of which is based on Irish folklore) and mystery novels. He was the premier ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and had a seminal influence on the development of this genre in the Victorian era. Both his grandmother, Alice Sheridan Le Fanu and great uncle, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, were playwrights. His niece, Rhoda Broughton, would become a very successful novelist.
Charles Kickham (1828–1882) was born in County Tipperary. At the age of thirteen, he was involved in a gunpowder accident, permanently injuring his sight and hearing. A Young Irelander, he was arrested in 1865 for writing ‘treasonous’ articles and sentenced to fourteen years penal servitude. He started writing novels in prison and his Knocknagown; or The Homes of Tipperary (1879) was the most popular Irish novel of the 19th century.
Edith Anna Somerville (1858–1949) and her cousin, Violet Florence Martin (1862–1915) published their first novel, An Irish Cousin in 1889 under the names of Somerville and Ross. They went on to enjoy enormous popularity with books like The Irish R.M. and The Real Charlotte, a novel of the first rank. Following in the footsteps of Maria Edgeworth and Lady Morgan, they popularised big house novels as an Irish genre.
Bram Stoker (1847–1912) was born in Dublin and studied Mathematics at Trinity College. Although he wrote some 18 books, he is best known as the author of Dracula. His work represents a continuation of the Irish Gothic tradition of Maturin and Le Fanu.
By the 1880s, the main outline of the Irish novel had been drawn up. Typically, the best novels of the 19th century addressed the ‘national question’ via the relationship between landlord and tenant and was written either by a member of the landlord class who used fiction to call for an improved relationship based on mutual respect, or by a member of the Catholic middle class who was sympathetic to the tenants. This situation may be seen as not untypical of colonial literature, the colonists attempt to absorb the colonised into a unified world picture while the colonised attempt to promote a sense of separate identity. This 19th century novel was soon to face two challenges, one from the emergence of modernism, the other from the collapse of colonial rule and the emergence of the Irish Free State.
George Moore (1852–1933) spent much of his early career in Paris and was one of the first writers to use the techniques of the French realist novelists in English. His novels were often controversial. A Drama in Muslin (1886) was banned from public libraries because it dealt with lesbianism. Esther Waters (1894), the book that finally established his reputation as a novelist in the tradition of Zola, had as its subject extramarital sex and illegitimacy, and The Brook Kerith (1916) imagined a Christ who did not die on the cross but who was nursed back to health and then travelled to India to study mysticism. Moore was involved in the setting up of the Abbey Theatre and wrote several volumes of memoirs. His short stories helped popularise the form among Irish authors and he can be seen as one of the precursors of the most famous Irish novelist of the 20th century, James Joyce.
Joyce (1882–1941) is often regarded as the father of the literary genre “stream of consciousness” which is best exemplified in his famous work, Ulysses. Joyce also wrote Finnegans Wake, Dubliners, and the semi-autobiographical A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Ulysses, often considered to be the greatest novel of the 20th century, is the story of a day in the life of a city, Dublin. Told in a dazzling array of styles, it was a landmark book in the development of literary modernism. If Ulysses is the story of a day, Finnegans Wake is a night epic, partaking in the logic of dreams and written in an invented language something like English, it was a book without followers until the emergence of writers like William Burroughs in the 1950s and 1960s.
Joyce’s high modernism had its influence on coming generations of Irish novelists, most notably Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Brian O’Nolan (1912–1966), who published as both Flann O’Brien and Myles na Gopaleen, and Aidan Higgins (born 1927). Beckett, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, is one of the great figures in 20th century world literature. Perhaps best known for his plays, he wrote many works of fiction and his trilogy Molly, Malone Dies and The Unnamable, written, like Waiting for Godot, in the period between 1947 and 1949, is perhaps the greatest of all second generation modernist fiction.
O’Nolan was bilingual and his fiction clearly shows the mark of the native tradition, particularly in the imaginative quality of his storytelling and the biting edge of his satire. These traits are especially evident in At Swim-Two-Birds (1939), which was highly praised by Joyce, and The Third Policeman, published in 1967, after his death.
Cathal Ó Sándair (1922–1996), one of the most prolific Irish language authors, produced over one hundred novels, many of them westerns featuring cowboys and gun fights. Born in Weston Super Mare, England to an English father and Irish mother. His first novel appeared in 1943 and featured Réics Carló, the most famous Irish language detective. Ó Sándair is reputed to have published 160 books and sold more than 500,000 copies.
The big house novel prospered into the 20th century, and Aidan Higgins’ first novel Langrishe, Go Down is an experimental example of the genre. Higgins later fiction tended towards greater disjunction and experimentation. He has also published short stories and several volumes of memoirs.
More conventional exponents of the big house novel include Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), whose novels include Encounters (1923), The Last September (1929), The Funny Bone (1928); and The Death of the Heart (1938) and Molly Keane (1904–1996) (writing as M.J. Farrell), author of Young Entry (1928), Conversation Piece (1932), Devoted Ladies (1934), Full House (1935), and The Loving Without Tears (1951)among others.
Francis Stuart (1902–2000) started his literary life as a protege of W. B. Yeats and married Isuelt, daughter of Maude Gonne. He published his first novel, Women and God in 1931. Stuart was a prolific novelist, but many of his books are now long out of print. He went to work in Germany in the late 1930s, and declined to leave with the outbreak of the Second World War. During the war, he broadcast anti-British talks on German radio. The controversy surrounding these actions was to stay with Stuart until his death. However, his finest and most enduring novel, Black List, Section H (1971), is a barely fictionalised account of those years.
With the rise of the Irish Free State and the Republic of Ireland, the terms of the ‘national question’ shifted. The issue of land ownership had been more or less resolved and the real question now was how to build a nation state. Inevitably, novelists from the so-called lower social classes began to dominate. Frequently, these authors wrote of the narrow, circumscribed lives of the lower-middle classes and small farmers. Exponents of this style range from Brinsley MacNamara (1890-1963) (real name John Weldon), whose 1918 The Valley of the Squinting Windows could be said to have created the genre, to John McGahern (born 1934), whose first novel, The Dark (1965), a portrayal of child abuse in a rural community, cost him his job as a teacher.
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Contemporary Irish fiction has moved to reflect the changes in the society that produces it. There are fewer novels set in the countryside and more urban fiction is being written. The last few years have also seen a rise in the volume of popular fiction being published across a range of genres from romantic novels to hardboiled detective stories set in New York. Some notable names are John McGahern, John Banville, Maeve Binchy, Seamus Deane, Roddy Doyle, Dermot Bolger, Colm Tóibín, William Wall, John Boyne, Keith Ridgway, Mike McCormack, Patrick McCabe, Joseph O’Connor and Jennifer Johnston, Anne Enright, and Sebastian Barry. There are many upcoming writers including Gerard Beirne and Claire Keegan. There has also been an increasing emphasis on writing by women which found concrete expression in the founding of the Arlen House publishing venture. However, such is the amount of fiction being published that it is difficult to judge for the moment which are the books and authors that will stand the test of time.
Web pages devoted to individual authors are too numerous to list here. These two sites give biographical and bibliographical information on most of the writers discussed in this article.
An Impressive list of Irish and general literature titles and reviews are now online by searching
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origin: Hebrew meaning Grace, favour
DUM SPIRO SPERO While I breath I hope
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The name Dunlea is derived from the Irish name O Dubhalla sept of Muskerry Cork. It’s Irish name is Ni Dhuinnsleibhe. It literally means meadow with the hill.
It is first found in the south western counties of Munster, where the name dates back to sixteenth century Fiants in County Cork.
Famous variations: O’Dunlea, Dullea, Delea, Dynlea, O’Dullea, Donlea, O’Donlegh etc
Anyone interested in the history of Dunlea can view online a new book I found online written on The History of the Dunleas. at
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The Irish Book Awards is the first multi-category, industry-wide awards project of it’s kind in the history of the Irish book sector.
The Awards burst onto the scene when, in 2006, Hughes & Hughes opted to expand the reach and influence of their widely-acclaimed Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Prize.
This first wave of expansion added to the sponsor’s roster, The Dublin Airport Authority, who sponsored a new children’s award and Argosy Independent Book Wholesalers, who sponsored a new nonfiction prize.
In 2007, a second wave of expansion augmented the range of categories to nine with major new sponsors in Galaxy, Club Energise, Easons and RTE’s The Tubridy Show all coming on board.
Argosy Non Ficiton Book of the Year: Judging Dev by Diarmaid Ferriter
Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year: The Gathering by Anne Enright
Galaxy Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year (Public Vote): Take a Look at Me Now by Anita Notaro
Club Energise Irish Sports Book of the Year: Heart and Soul by Trevor Brennan
International Education Services Ltd Best Irish Newcomer of the Year: With My Lazy Eye by Julia Kelly
RTE Radio 1′s The Tubridy Show Listener’s Choice Award (Public Vote): Judging Dev by Diarmaid Ferriter
Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children’s Junior Book of the Year: The Story of Ireland by Brendan O’Brien
Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children’s Senior Book of the Year: Wilderness by Roddy Doyle
Eason Best Irish Published Book of the Year: Judging Dev by Diarmaid Ferriter
Lifetime Achievement in Irish Literature: William Trevor
Argosy Non Fiction Book of the Year: Connemara by Tim Robinson
Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year: Winterwood by Patrick McCabe
Galaxy Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year: Should Have Got Off at Sydney Parade by Ross O’Carroll Kelly
Club Energise Irish Sports Book of the Year: Back from the Brink by Paul McGrath
International Education Services Ltd Best Irish Newcomer of the Year: Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon
RTE Radio 1′s The Tubridy Show Listener’s Choice Award (Public Vote): Should Have Got Off at Sydney Parade by Ross O’Carroll Kelly
Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children’s Junior Book of the Year: Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children’s Senior Book of the Year: Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Eason Best Iirsh Published Book of the Year: Lifelines, New and Collected edited by Niall MacMonagle
Lifetime Achievement in Irish Literature: John McGahern
Argosy Non Fiction Book of the Year: In the Dark Room by Brian Dillon
Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year: The Sea by John Banville
Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children’s Book of the Year: New Policeman by Kate Thompson