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Title: Last of their line: the disappearing Anglo-Irish in 20th-century fictions and autobiographies
Authors: O'Byrne, Deirdre
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Citation: O'BYRNE, D., 2008. Last of their line: the disappearing Anglo-Irish in 20th-century fictions and autobiographies. IN: Busteed, M., Neal, F. and Tonge, J. (eds.). Irish Protestant Identities. Manchester : Manchester University Press, pp. 51-68.
Abstract: It is a truism that the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy class in twentieth-century Ireland declined in numbers, until they could more accurately be described as a Descendency. They were unusually fecund in the charting of their own demise, producing an impressive range of fiction and non-fiction. Here, I explore a selection of their writings which are suffused with gothically atmospheric depiction of decaying buildings and dwindling dynasties, surrounded by paradoxically flourishing horticulture.
Description: This book chapter was published by Manchester University Press. Further details of this book are available at: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/catalogue/book.asp?id=1204037
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/6279
ISBN: 0719077451
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