The Irish Famine as Represented in Nineteenth-Century Literature Famine Novels - Essay

Famine Novels

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Hugh L. Hennedy (essay date 1972)

SOURCE: "Love and Famine, Family and Country in Trollope's Castle Richmond," in É ire-Ireland, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter, 1972, pp. 48-66.

[In the following essay, Hennedy examines the relationship in Anthony Trollope's Castle Richmond (1860) between the love story and the Famine backdrop. The critic argues, contrary to earlier scholarship, that Trollope established a thematic and situational parallelism in the novel between family and country, but concedes that both examples of such parallelism suffer to a degree from disproportion.]

Although Castle Richmond (1860), Anthony Trollope's ninth...

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