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Special Collections authors you’ve never heard of: Charles Lever

June 1 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Victorian novelist Charles Lever (1806-1872). Lever was born into a middle-class Anglo-Irish family. He began writing to supplement his income while training to become a physician. He quickly found success writing rollicking tales of Ireland and of military life, drawing on his childhood in Dublin …

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The Cuala Press

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting the work of one of the first female fine press printers, Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (1868-1940). Elizabeth was the sister of poet William Butler Yeats. Elizabeth, known as “Lolly,” and her sister Susan, called “Lily,” were both involved in the Arts & Crafts movement in England and Ireland. …

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Victorian Book of the Month: Crossing into modernism

June 13 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). The selection for June’s Victorian Book of the Month is one of his most significant early poetry collections, The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics (1892). It includes such famous poems as “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” …

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