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The Autobiography of Maud Gonne

A Servant of the Queen

Maud Gonne is part of Irish history: her founding of the Daughters of Ireland, in 1900, was the key that effectively opened the door of twentieth-century politics to Irish women. Still remembered in Ireland for the inspiring public speeches she made on behalf of the suffering—those evicted from their homes in western Ireland, the Treason-Felony prisoners on the Isle of Wright, indeed all those whom she saw as victims of imperialism—she is known, too, within and outside Ireland as the woman W. B. Yeats loved and celebrated in his poems.

396 pages | 8 halftones, 1 line drawing | 6 x 9 | © 1994

Biography and Letters

History: British and Irish History

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction by A. Norman Jeffares & Anna MacBride White
Chronology of Events
A Note on the Text
I Saw the Queen
Foreword
I. Words Remembered
II. Education
III. Débutante
IV. Uncle William
V. The Alliance
VI. Looking for Work
VII. Evictions
VIII. My First Speech
IX. The Woman of the Sidhe
X. The Blue Mountain
XI. Working for Prisoners
XII. La Saint Patrice
XIII. Countering a Plot
XIV. Spies
XV. Occult Experiences
XVI. Victoria’s Jubilee
XVII. In America
XVIII. Famine
XIX. The ’98 Centenary
XX. "England’s Difficulty . . . "
XXI. End of the Alliance
XXII. Betrayal
XXIII. Days of Gloom
XXIV. The New Century
XXV. The Battle of the Rotunda
XXVI. The Inevitability of the Church
XXVII. Dusk
Notes
The Historical Background
Persons and Organisations
Index

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