A Short Chronology of the Life and Works of William Carleton

[ Source: Benedict Kiely, Poor Scholar: A Study of the Works and Days of William Carleton 1794-1869 (London & NY: Sheed & Ward, 1947; Dublin: Talbot Press 1972), pp.vi-viii. Note: Kiely includes contemporary Irish events in publishing and politics. ]

1794
William Carleton born at Prillisk, near Clogher, County Tyrone.
1818
arrives in Dublin.
1820
marriage with Jane Anderson.
1827
meeting with Caesar Otway.
1828
“The Lough Derg Pilgrim” and “Father Butler” in the Christian Examiner.
1830
Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, 1st series; 2 vols. (Dublin).
1831
“Denis O‘Shaughnessy Going to Maynooth”, publ. in the Christian Examiner.
1833
“Neal Malone”, in Dublin University Review and Quarterly; ‘The Dead Boxer‘ in Dublin University Magazine; 2nd series of Traits and Stories, 3 vols. (Dublin).
1834
Tales of Ireland,. 1 vol. (Dublin).
1836
Jane Sinclair or The Fawn of Springvale; takes a walking tour in North Wales with Samuel Ferguson.
1837

Fardorougha the Miser, or The Convicts of Lisnamona, ser. in the Dublin University Magazine; Traits and Stories trans. into German (Leipzig).

1840
Fardorougha the Miser (Dublin); “The Irish Fiddler”, “The Country Dancing-master”, “Rose Moan, the Irish Midwife”, et al., begin to appear in Irish Penny Journal.
1842
The Traits and Stories published in numbers with illustrations by Phiz, Wrightson, Gibson, Lee, Franklin, MacManus, Harvey, and Gilbert. Afterwards published in two volumes (London and Dublin).
1845
Valentine McClutchy, the Irish Agent, or Chronicles of the Castle Cumber Property, 3 vols. (Dublin), ill. by Phiz; Body the Rover, or The Ribbonman 1 vol. (Dublin); Parrs Sastha, or The History of Paddy-Go-Easy and his Wife Nancy, 1 vol. (Dublin) - a Young Ireland allegory; Tales and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, 1 vol. (Dublin), ill. by Phiz; Les Chroniques de Chateau Cumber, ser. in L‘Univers; Art Maguire, or The Broken Pledge, 1 vol. (Dublin).
1846
The Black Prophet, ser. in Dublin University Magazine; revisited the Clogher Valley.
1847
The Emigrants of Ahadarra, 1 vol. (Belfast and London); met Thomas Carlyle.
1849
The Tithe Proctor (Belfast).
1850

The Clarionet, The Dead Boxer, and Barney Branagan, 1 vol. (Dublin); Willy Reilly and his dear Cooleen Bawn, ser. in Independent Newspaper (London); visited London.

1851
The Squanders of Castle Squander, ser. in Illustrated London News.
1852
Red Hall, or The Baronet‘s Daughter, 3 vols. (London); The Squanders of Castle Squander, 2 vols. (London);
1855
Willy Reilly and His Dear Cooleen Bawn, 3 vols. (London)
1857
The Black Baronet, or Chronicles of Ballytrain (being a revision of Red Hall with an altered title arising from his quarrel with McGlashan); Alley Sheridan, or The Runaway Marriage, and Other Stories (rep. from the National Magazine).
1860
The Evil Eye, or The Black Spectre, 1 vol. (Dublin).
1861
The Double Prophecy or Trials of the Heart, ser. in Duffy‘s Hibernian Magazine; Traits and Stories partially trans. into French by L. De Wailly as Romans Irtandais, 1 vol. (Paris) [3 tales].
1862

Redmond Count O‘Hanlon, the Irish Rapparee, rep. from Duffy‘s Hibernian Magazine, 1 vol. (Dublin); The Silver Acre, and Other Tales, 1 vol. (London); Double Prophecy, or Trials of the Heart, 2 vols. (Dublin).

1864
Traits and Stories, 5th edition, 2 vols. (London).
1865
L‘oeil mauvais, on le spectre noir, 1 vol. (Paris).
1869
dies in Dublin; bur. Mount St. Jerome Protestant cemetary.
1870
The Red-Haired Man‘s Wife, ser. in the Carlow College Magazine; The Fair of Emyvale: The Master and the Scholar, 1 vol. (London).
1876
Traits and Stories, 11th edition, 1 vol. (London).
1878

Willy Reilly and His Dear Cooleen Bawn, 40th edition, 1 vol. (Dublin).

1881
Traits and Stories [another edn.]
1882
The Works of William Carleton (Collier: New York).
1889
The Red-Haired Man‘s Wife, 1 vol. (Dublin).
1896
The Life of William Carleton: Being his autobiography and letters; and an account of his life and writings, from the point at which the autobiography breaks off, by David J. O‘Donoghue. With an introduction by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. In two volumes with two portraits (London: Downey).

 

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