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The story of a toiler's life

The story of a toiler's life

Author: James Mullin; Patrick Maume
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press ; Chester Springs, PA : U.S. distributor, Dufour Editions, 2000.
Series: Classics of Irish history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This memoir gives new insights into the experiences and forgotten hopes of the white-collar professionals who provided late nineteenth-century Irish nationalism with its activists. First published in 1921, after the author's death, the book's unfashionable political and religious attitudes ensured its neglect, although it includes memorable vignettes of meetings with Parnell, Davitt and Pearse. It gives an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mullin, James, 1846-1920.
Story of a toiler's life.
Dublin : University College Dublin Press ; Chester Springs, PA : U.S. distributor, Dufour Editions, 2000
Named Person: James Mullin; James Mullin; James Mullin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Mullin; Patrick Maume
ISBN: 1900621401 9781900621403
OCLC Number: 44916683
Notes: Distribution statement on p. [4] of cover.
Originally published: Dublin : Maunsel & Roberts, 1921.
Description: xvi, 235 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Classics of Irish history.
Responsibility: James Mullin ; edited by Patrick Maume.


This is the story of James Mullin, born in poverty in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, left school at 11 and became a labourer. He later studied medicine and emigrated to Wales where he set up a medical  Read more...


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"The book gives us...a fascinating and wide-ranging insight into the 19th-century world from a man who had known both poverty and comparative wealth." Bookview Ireland April 2000 "His life-span Read more...

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