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My review of Oscar Wilde’s Elegant Republic: Transformation, Dislocation and Fantasy in Fin-de-siècle Paris by David Charles Rose has just been published online and will be included in the next issue (26.3) of Irish Studies Review.

 

Scenes of old Ireland from ‘The Two Hemispheres’

The Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Still in existence (and open to visitors!) today. Illustration from 'The Two Hemispheres' by George Goudie Chisolm, 1885.

The Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Still in existence (and open to visitors!) today. Illustration from The Two Hemispheres by George Goudie Chisolm, 1885.

The book The Two Hemispheres: a popular account of the countries and peoples of the world … Illustrated, etc. (1885) covers, as its title suggests, the whole world. Scans of its illustrations were among the thousands recently uploaded to Flickr by the British Library. I’ve extracted and added to the Irish History Compressed Pinterest account the ones of sights in Ireland.

My top books on Irish history

There are a lot of books on Irish history, and the current Decade of Commemoration has prompted a flood of new ones. Here’s my choice of a few of those that have been around for a while but are still…