William Carleton
 

 

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William Carleton 1794-1869

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Born in Prillisk, County Tyrone. His first stories appeared in the Christian Examiner, and they were extremely popular. He described what he saw –the indolence, the poverty, the drunkenness, landlordism, the famine. His works include Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, Fardorougha the Miser, Redmond Count O’Hanlon, The Black Prophet – A Tale of the Irish Famine, Valentine M’Clutch The Irish Agent, The Party Fight and Funeral and Parra Sastha. He is buried in Dublin.

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