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


8vo, original blue-gray decorated wrappers, 112 pages.


¶ A epistolary dystopian novel about the 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 and in book form in 1917. For years its author remained anonymous, but he writer and novelist Mary Carbery (1867-1949), a.k.a, Mary Toulmin, Baroness Carbery, admitted decades 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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