Flanagan, Thomas Year Of The French
Holt, Rinehart, and Winston 1979 0030445914 / 9780030445910 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Spine slightly slanted. Maps on pastedowns & free endpapers of County Mayo and Ireland. DJ shows slight shelfwear and a 1/2" tear. A bright, attractive copy.
"The year is 1798, when a band of determined, romantic Irishmen rise up in County Mayo against their English rulers. The French, secure in the success of their own revolution, decide to come to the aid of the Irish, less for the sake of an ideal than to harass the English. Out of a minor historical episode, Thomas Flanagan has forged an epic. Scores of characters are brought to life in his teeming pages. The panorama unfolds to show us a distant world in all its squalor and splendor, its barbarousness and gallantry, in a novel that promises to win an enduring place in our literature."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall