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The Black Prophet: A Tale of the Irish Famine 1847
William Carleton (1794-1869) was born in Co. Tyrone, the son of a peasant who supported fourteen children on a small farm. The family was bilingual, and his parents accomplished singers and storytellers. Carleton was educated mainly at unofficial 'hedge schools'. He abandoned plans for the priesthood for a literary life in Dublin, where he became a Protestant, and began wr ...more
Hardcover, 492 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Woodstock Books
(first published October 1996)
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