The Germans in Cork. Being the Letters of Baron von Kartoffel (Military Governor of Cork in the Year 1918) and Others. DYSTOPIAN IRISH FICTION, Mary Carbery.

The Germans in Cork. Being the Letters of Baron von Kartoffel (Military Governor of Cork in the Year 1918) and Others.

Publisher: Dublin: The Talbot Press; London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1917.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Wrappers slightly worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 22795

Description

8vo, 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.

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