Colm Tóibín, ed., The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (London: Penguin 1999)

CONTENTS:

  • lntroduction [ix]
  • Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), from Gulliver’s Travels [3]
  • Laurence Stene (171 3-68), from The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent. [40]
  • Frances Sheridan (1724-66), from Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph [75]
  • Oliver Goldsmith (1728-;74), from The Vicar of Wakefield [85]
  • Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849), Castle Rackrent [95]
  • Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824), from Melmoth the Wanderer [146]
  • Lady Morgan (1783-1859), from The O’Briens and the O’Flahertys [161]
  • William Carleton (1794-1869), “Wildgoose Lodge” [172];
  • from The Black Prophet [185]
  • John Banim (1798-1842), from The Croppy [196]
  • Gerald Griffin {1803-40), from The Collegians [203]
  • Charles Lever (1806-72), from St Patrick’s Eve [217]
  • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (J814-73), from Uncle Silas [229]
  • Anthony Trollope (1815-82), from The Kellys and the O’Kellys [239]; from Phineas Finn [255]
  • Rosa Mulholland (1841-l921), “The Hungry Death” [268]
  • Emily Lawless (1845-1913), from Hurrish [283]
  • Bram Stoker (1847-1912), from Dracula [288]
  • George Moore (1852-1933), from Esther Waters [315]; “Home Sickness” [328]
  • Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), from The Picture of Dorian Gray [336]
  • Edith Somerville (1858-1949) and Martin Ross (1862-1915), from The Real Charlotte [346]
  • Robert Tressell (1870-1911), from The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists [355]
  • Katherine Cecil Thurston (1875-1911), from The Fly on the Wheel [361]
  • Daniel Corkery (1878-1964), “Nightfall” [367]
  • James Stephens (1882-1950), from The Crock of Gold [371]
  • , “A Glass of Beer” [371]
  • James Joyce (1882-1941), “The Dead” [379]; from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [407]; from Ulysses [415]; from Finnegans Wake [453]
  • Peadar O’Donnell (1893-1986), from The Knife [459]
  • Liam O’Flaherty (1896-1984), from Mr Gilhooley [463]; “The Hawk” [467]
  • K. Arnold Price (1896-1989), from The New Perspective [470]
  • Kate O’Brien (1897-1974), from The Land of Spices [475]; from The Anteroom [488]
  • Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), “Her Table Spread” [494]
  • from The Last September [499]
  • Sean O’Faolain (1900-1991), “A Dead Cert” [509]
  • Seosamh Mac Grianna (1901-90), “On the Empty Shore” [516]
  • Francis Stuart (1902- ), from Black List, Section H [519]
  • Frank O’Connor (1903-66), “Guests of the Nation” [526]
  • Molly Keane (1904-96), from Two Days in Aragon [534]
  • Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967), from Tarry Flynn [544]
  • Samuel Beckett (1906-89), from Murphy [556]; “First Love” [558]
  • from Malone Dies [569]; “Company” [583]
  • Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906-70), “Floodtide” [598]
  • Michael McLaverty (1907-92.), from Call My Brother Back [606]
  • Bryan MacMahon (1909-98), “Exile’s Return” [610]
  • Sam Hanna Bell (1909-90), from December Bride [618]
  • Flann O’Brien (1911-66), “The Martyr’s Crown” [622]
  • from At Swim-Two-Birds [626]
  • from The Third Policeman [639]
  • Mary Lavin (1912.-96), “Happiness” [650]
  • Maeve Brennan (1917-93): “The Morning after the Big Fire” [661]
  • Iris Murdoch (1919-99), from The Red and the Green [663]
  • Benedict Kiely (1919- ), “Homes on the Mountain” [673]
  • James Plunkett (192.0- ), “The Eagles and the Trumpets” [681]
  • Brian Moore (1921-99), from Black Robe [698]
  • Val Mulkerns (1925- ), “Memory and Desire” [706]
  • Anthony Cronin (1925- ), from The Life of Riley [715]
  • Aidan Higgins (1927- ), from Balcony of Europe [719]
  • John Broderick (1927-89), from The Trials of Father Dillingham [728]
  • William Trevor (1928- ), “Kathleen’s Field” [732]
  • Leland Bardwell (1928- ), “The Hairdresser” [745]
  • Brian Friel (1929- ), “Foundry House” [749]
  • Eugene McCabe (1930- ), “Music at Annahullion” [758]
  • Mary Beckett {1930- ), “A Belfast Woman” [767]
  • Jennifer Johnston (1930- ), from The Captains and the Kings [776]
  • Tom Mac Intyre (1931- ), “Left of the Door” [786]
  • Edna O’Brien (1930- ), from The Country Girls [787]
  • Julia O’Faolain (1932- ), “Will You Please Go Now” [794]
  • Maurice Leitch (1933- ), from Stamping Ground [802]
  • John McGahern (1934- ), from The Barracks [813]; “The Country Funeral” [834]
  • Seamus Deane (1940- ), from Reading in the Dark [858]
  • Mary Leland (1941- ), from The Killeen [861]
  • Bernard Mac Laverty (1942- ), “Life Drawing” [865]
  • Ita Daly (1945- ), “Such Good Friends” [873]
  • John Banville (1945- ), from Birchwood [881]
  • from The Book of Evidence [886]
  • Shane Connaughton (1946- ), “Topping” [895]
  • Dermot Healy (1947- ), from A Goat’s Song [906]
  • Clare Boylan (1948- ), from Holy Pictures [912]
  • Neil Jordan (1950- ), “Night in Tunisia” [920]
  • Desmond Hogan (1951- ), “Memories of Swinging London” [929]
  • Mary Dorcey (1951- ), “A Country Dance” [936]
  • Hugo Hamilton (1953- ), “Nazi, Christmas” [948]
  • Carlo Gebler (1954- ) from The Cure [952]
  • David Park (1914- ), from The Healing [959]
  • Sebastian Barry (1955- ), from The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty [964]
  • Patrick McCabe ( 1955- ), from The Butcher Boy [969]
  • Aidan Mathews (1956- ), “In the Dark” [978]
  • Mary Morrissy (1957- ), “The Cantilever Principle” [986]
  • Roddy Doyle (1958- ), from The Snapper [991]
  • Dermot Bolger (1959- ), from The Journey Home [1000]
  • Deirdre Madden (1960- ), from Remembering Light and Stone [1010]
  • Eoin McNamee (1961- ), from Resurrection Man [1016]
  • Anne Enright (1962- ), “(She Owns), Every Thing” [1025]
  • Glenn Patterson (1962- ), from Burning Your Own [1021]
  • Joseph O’Connor (1963- ), from Cowboys and Indians [1034]
  • Frank Ronan (1963- ), “Slade” [1042]
  • Robert McLiam Wilson (1964- ), from Eureka Street[1041]
  • Colum McCann (1965- ), “Breakfast for Enrique” [1059]
  • Emma Donoghue (1969- ), “Going Back” [1065].
  • Biographical Notes [1015]; Acknowledgements [1083]; Copyright Acknowledgements [1084]
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