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Author Verne, Jules, 1828-1905.

Title The extraordinary adventures of foundling Mick / Jules Verne.

Publication Info. Dublin : Royal Irish Academy, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (237 pages).
Series The Irish novel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction by William Butcher viiPART ONEChapter 1: In Far Connaught 1Chapter 2: Little Mick 7Chapter 3: The Poor School 14Chapter 4: Concerning a Seagull 21Chapter 5: More of the Poor School 28Chapter 6: Limerick 37Chapter 7: Rocks Ahead 43Chapter 8: Kirwan's Farm 56Chapter 9: Foundling Mick's Installation 61Chapter 10: What Happened in Donegal 69Chapter 11: Life Insurance 74Chapter 12: The Return 80Chapter 13: Change 89Chapter 14: Catastrophe 98PART TWOChapter 15: Trelingar Castle 107Chapter 16: In Service 114Chapter 17: A Young English Nobleman 125Chapter 18: Eighteen Years between Them 137Chapter 19: Seven Months in Cork 145Chapter 20: The First Fireman on the Vulcan 152Chapter 21: On the Way to Dublin 159Chapter 22: Dublin 163Chapter 23: The Boys' Bazaar 169Chapter 24: Found 177Chapter 25: A Change of Colour and Condition 186Chapter 26: The Voyage of the Doris 197Chapter 27: The Wages of Foundling Mick 206A chronology of Jules Verne by William Butcher 216Translating Foundling Mick by Kieran O'Driscoll 219.
Summary A story of a young orphan's trials and tribulations in the late nineteenth century. It provides description of and commentary on contemporary Ireland. It takes readers on a tour of Ireland and her social classes. It also shows the Frenchman's affection and respect for Ireland and her people. Jules Verne's rediscovered Irish novel, from the collections of the National Library of Ireland, is a heart-warming story of a young orphan's trials and tribulations in the late nineteenth century. Published in full by the Royal Irish Academy for the first time since its 1895 debut in English, it is a fascinating description of and commentary on contemporary Ireland. "The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick" takes readers on a tour of Ireland and her social classes. Mick's travels include visits to Westport, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, Cork and Belfast, all of which are beautifully described. On his journey he meets beggars, thieves, farmers, landlords' agents and landlords themselves. Finally, our hero reaches Dublin where his fortunes thankfully change for the better. Often described as Verne's tribute to Charles Dickens, this book also shows the Frenchman's affection and respect for Ireland and her people.
Note Print version record.
GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Orphans -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Ireland -- Fiction.
Ireland -- Description and travel -- Fiction.
FICTION -- General.
Orphans. (OCoLC)fst01048433
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205427
FICTION / General.
Genre/Form Classic fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Title P'tit-bonhomme. English
Other Form: Print version: Verne, Jules, 1828-1905. P'tit-bonhomme. English. Extraordinary adventures of foundling Mick. Dublin : Royal Irish Academy, 2008 (DLC) 2008426579 (OCoLC)245035862
ISBN 9781908996527 (electronic bk.)
1908996528 (electronic bk.)
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