Edmund O’Hara [ANON], an Irish Tale, by the author of “Ellmer Castle”.


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Dublin: W. Curry, Jun., 1828. 12mo. pp. 358, [1 (plate)]. Publisher’s cloth. New morocco letterpiece and endpapers. A very good copy. Extremely rare.
COPAC locates 3 copies only: NLW, TCD & Cambridge. Loeber Anon 275. Brown 26. Black 66. Wolff, 7452. Garside, 1828:3.
Anonymous author. fl. 1820s. The author was probably a Church of Ireland clergyman. Anti-Catholic religious fiction. Edmund O’Hara, a Catholic Irishman, goes to Spain to be educated for the priesthood. He meets a Protestant, Hamilton, who teaches him about the Protestant faith. On their return voyage home, their ship is wrecked off the Irish coast, and when they get to shore they are helped by Protestants to get to the north of Ireland, whereas a priest refuses them his aid. Edmund falls in love with the Protestant Miss Williams, who gives him a year’s probation to make sure that he is steadfast in his protestantism before she will marry him. Edmund dies, however, and Miss Williams marries Hamilton.

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