Robert Thynne

Works

Life
1827-[?]; b. Dublin, lived in Australia 1852-62; wrote reviews on his return; issued fiction incl. Ravensdale (1873), Tom Delaney (1876), For This Cause (1877), The Turn of the Tide: The Story of A Campaign Estate (new. edn. 1899) ; Irish Holidays (1898) ; Boffin’s Island (1899) ; John Townley (1901); the novels are strongly Unionist and occasionally anti-Catholic (acc. Brown); the heroes make journeys to Australia and South Africa. IF

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Works
Novels, Ravensdale: A Novel, 3 vols. (London: 1873); Tom Delaney: A Novel, 3 vols. (London: Samuel Tinsley 1873) [Brown No. 1850]; For This Cause: A Novel, 3 vols. (London: 1877); Boffin’s Island: A Tale of the ’Fifties (London: J. Long 1899), 324pp.; The Turn of the Tide: An Irish Story of the Day (Westminster: Roxburghe Press 1896), 430pp., and Do. [reiss. as] The Story of A Campaign Estate: The Turn of the Tide [new. edn.] (1899), 430pp.; Irish Holidays, or Studies out of School (London: 1898), 317pp.; John Townley: A Tale for the Times (London: Henry J. Drane 1901), vi, 346pp.

Miscellaneous, The Story of Australian Exploration: A Boy’s Adventure Book (London: T. Unwin Wisher 894), vi, 277pp.; Matthew Flinders; or, How We have Australia. Being the true story of Captain Flinders’ explorations and adventures, &c. (London: J. Hogg [1896]), 352pp.; King Radama’s Word: with a brief narrative of further events in that country or, John Aikin’s adventures in Madagascar (London: John Hogg [1899]), 381pp., ill. [J. A. Symington].

Pamphlets, Plain Words from Ireland ( London: Sonnenschein & Co., 1892), 49pp.; Sisters Ever! An Idea and Its Consequences (London: 1892), 96pp.

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