Publisher: Dublin: The Talbot Press; London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1917.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Wrappers slightly worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 22795
Description8vo, original blue-gray decorated wrappers, 112 pages.
Comments¶ An epistolary dystopian novel about Germans ruling Ireland during War World I, written as a warning to Irish citizens who might be sympathetic with the Germans. It was first published in a Cork Newspaper in 1916. For decades its author remained anonymous, but the writer and novelist Mary Carbery (1867-1949), a.k.a. Mary Toulmin, Baroness Carbery, admitted later to being responsible for it. See Joachim Fischer's "A Future Ireland under German Rule: Dystopias as Propaganda During World War I" in Utopian Studies, June, 2007.