Book: The Irish Sketch-book
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

The Irish Sketch-book By William Makepeace Thackeray

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Pages (PDF): 333
Publication Date: 1845

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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).