Autobiography of Maud Gonne (The)


Maud Gonne

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Maud Gonne is part of Irish history: her founding of the Daughters of Ireland, in 1900, was the key that effectively opened the door of twentieth-century politics to Irish women. Still remembered in Ireland for the inspiring public speeches she made on behalf of the suffering—those evicted from their homes in western Ireland, the Treason-Felony prisoners on the Isle of Wright, indeed all those whom she saw as victims of imperialism—she is known, too, within and outside Ireland as the woman W. B. Yeats loved and celebrated in his poems.


  1. List of Illustrations
  2. Introduction by A. Norman Jeffares & Anna MacBride White
  3. Chronology of Events
  4. A Note on the Text
  5. I Saw the Queen
  6. Foreword
  7. I. Words Remembered
  8. II. Education
  9. III. Débutante
  10. IV. Uncle William
  11. V. The Alliance
  12. VI. Looking for Work
  13. VII. Evictions
  14. VIII. My First Speech
  15. IX. The Woman of the Sidhe
  16. X. The Blue Mountain
  17. XI. Working for Prisoners
  18. XII. La Saint Patrice
  19. XIII. Countering a Plot
  20. XIV. Spies
  21. XV. Occult Experiences
  22. XVI. Victoria’s Jubilee
  23. XVII. In America
  24. XVIII. Famine
  25. XIX. The ’98 Centenary
  26. XX. “England’s Difficulty…”
  27. XXI. End of the Alliance
  28. XXII. Betrayal
  29. XXIII. Days of Gloom
  30. XXIV. The New Century
  31. XXV. The Battle of the Rotunda
  32. XXVI. The Inevitability of the Church
  33. XXVII. Dusk
  34. Notes
  35. The Historical Background
  36. Persons and Organisations
  37. Index

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Weight 520 g
Dimensions 226 × 139 × 23 mm

Maud Gonne


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