Martin Francis Mahoney

Life
1831-1885 [pseud. ‘Matthew Stradling’]; b. Cork; nephew of ‘Fr. Prout’ [Sylvester Mahony], wrote political and legal satires, The Irish Bar Sinister (1871); Cheap John’s Auction (1873), novels. IF DIW DIL2

Works
Checkmate (London: Richard Bentley 1858);[as ‘Matthew Stradling’], Irish Bar Sinister (Dublin: Gill 1871), new edn. as The Bar Sinister (Dublin: McGlashan & Gill 1871); [as ‘Matthew Stradling’], The Misadventures of Mr. Catylne, Q.C.: An Autobiography, 2 vols. (London: Tinsley 1873); A Chronicle of the Fermors: Horace Walpole in Love, 2 vols. (London: Chapman & Hall 1875); Jerpoint, An Ungarnished Story of the Time, 3 vols. (London: Chapman & Hall, 1875); A Westminster Night's Dream (London & Dublin; n.pub. 1877); Cheap John’s Auction (n.pub: 1873).

References
Stephen Brown
, Ireland in Fiction (Dublin: Maunsel 1919), notes his pseudonym ‘Matthew Stradling’ and lists Irish Bar Sinister (Dublin: Gill 1871, new edn. 1871), fiction but really pamphlet on place-hunting whiggery at outset of Home Rule movement; The Misadventures of Mr. Catylne, Q.C.: An Autobiography (London: Tinsley 1873), elaborates ideas in above, first appeared in Fraser’s Magazine; and Jerpoint (London: Chapman & Hall, 1975), satire of parvenus and various types, and dealing centrally with the Courtneys, risen from public house to county family, and the out-at-the-elbow Hanlons; Jerpoint-on-the-Sea not identified.

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