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Vertue Rewarded; or, the Irish Princess (anon) : Early Irish Fiction, C.1680-1820 - Ian Campbell Ross

Vertue Rewarded; or, the Irish Princess (anon)

Early Irish Fiction, C.1680-1820

By: Ian Campbell Ross (Editor), Anne Markey (Editor)

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Vertue Rewarded; or, The Irish Princess (1693) is one of the earliest examples of Irish prose fiction. Published in London, the novel is set in and around Clonmel, in August 1690, during the wars between the Jacobite James II and the Dutch Protestant William of Orange, later William III. Remarkably, the principal narrative concerning the young Irishwoman Marinda and the foreign Prince of S_______g, is interwoven with interpolated tales, including that of the Irish princess Cluaneesha, set in pre-Norman Ireland, and of the south American Indian Faniaca, whose story begins in Peru during the Spanish conquest of the Incas. Grounding its romance narrative in a detailed Irish setting, Vertue Rewarded draws American material from Royal Commentaries (1688), a translation by the diplomat and scholar, Sir Paul Rycaut, recently Chief Secretary for Ireland, of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega's account of native resistance to Spanish imperialism. This edition presents an original-spelling text, with an introduction and extensive annotation designed to make the book readily accessible to scholars, postgraduate and undergraduate students.

ISBN: 9781846822155
ISBN-10: 1846822157
Series: Early Irish Fiction, C.1680-1820
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 24th March 2010
Country of Publication: IE
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.24