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The Irish Sketch-book

William Makepeace Thackeray

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One of two travel books written by Thackeray (the other one being 'The Paris Sketch Book') Marked by it's hostility to Irish Catholics, the book appealed to British prejudices, and Thackeray was given the job of being Punch’s Irish expert, often under the pseudonym Hibernis Hibernior. It was Thackeray, in other words, who was chiefly responsible for Punch's notoriously hostile and condescending depictions of the Irish during the Irish Famine (1845–51).

This book has 333 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1845.

Production notes: This e-book of The Irish Sketch-book was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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