Mass Market Paperbound
576 pages, 6.69 × 4.21 × 1.19 in
January 31, 1999
Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812574923
ISBN - 13: 9780812574920
From the Publisher
Ned Halloran has lost both his parents--and almost his own life--to the sinking of the Titanic . Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland in Ireland and enrolls at Saint Enda's school in Dublin. Saint Enda's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse--who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes totally involved with the growing revolution...and the sacrifices it will demand.
Through Ned's eyes, 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom--inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the backdrop of World War I. It is the story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire to realize an impossible dream.
From the Jacket
Ned Halloran has lost both his parents, and almost his own life, to the sinking of the Titanic, and has lost his sister to America. Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to Ireland and enrolls at Saint Enda's school in Dublin. Saint Enda's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse - who is soon to gain greater and undying fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes totally involved with the growing revolution...and the sacrifices it will demand. Meanwhile, in America, his sister feels her own urge toward freedom, both for her native Ireland and herself. Kathleen too becomes involved in the larger struggle, as America's role in the Irish fight for freedom escalates. The novel examines the Irish fight for freedom, which parallels in so many ways America's own bid for independence. For the first time, it gives us a look at the heroic women who were willing to fight and die beside their men for the sake of the future. Above all, 1916 is the story of the valiant patriots who, for a few unforgettable days, held out against the might of empire to realize an impossible dream.
About the Author
Since 1980 Morgan Llywelyn has created an entire body of work chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from the earliest times to the present day. her critically acclaimed novels, both of history and of mythology, have been translated into many languages. She is an Irish citizen and lives in Dublin.
From Our Editors
When Ned Halloran survived the sinking of the Titanic, he also suffered the loss of his parents. Returning home to Ireland, Ned meets up with poet Patrick Pearse, who will figure prominently in the Easter Rising. 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion is a sweeping and riveting look at the mighty fight for Irish independence. Morgan Llywelyn's story follows the unfolding rebellions against the backdrop of the First World War, the British Empire and the brave men and women who gave their lives for Irish freedom.
Praise for 1916 :
"A thunderous, informative read that rises to the challenge...Llywelyn's best work yet." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A marriage of stories and truth that breathes life into history in a way a textbook never could....It is [Llywelyn's] soul's song for Ireland, which is clearly the place of her heart." -- The Knoxville News-Sentinel
"Llywelyn weaves the tapestry of her story with intelligence and skill, and gives us access to a period when the bullets flew and patriots gave their lives for the ideal of freedom." -- San Diego Union-Tribune