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Author Duffy, Peter, 1969-

Title The killing of Major Denis Mahon : a mystery of old Ireland / Peter Duffy.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  941.5 DU    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 368 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-342) and index.
Contents The consent of things -- Until decisive steps are taken -- In the name of god, do something for us -- Good and willing, idle and bad -- The supernumerary portion of the inhabitants -- Quiet and peaceable possession -- Wretched, sickly, miserable -- Upon their devoted heads let the result lye -- That flame which now rages -- Guilty of the blood of the murdered Major Mahon -- Decided measures - -Summum jus, summa injuria -- So injudicious a course -- Conspire, confederate, and agree together -- It has been indeed, really proved -- This melancholy exhibition of human suffering.
Summary A narrative account of the nineteenth-century assassination of an Anglo-Irish landlord whose demise occurred at the height of the Great Irish Famine evaluates Mahon's possible role in the sufferings of his tenants and draws on the observations of powerful period leaders.
Subject Mahon, Denis, 1786 or 1787-1847.
Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.
Landlord and tenant -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Social conflict -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
Ireland -- History -- 1837-1901.
ISBN 9780060840501: $25.95
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