Holograph manuscripts of O'Flaherty's novels. SL V 72 is The Wild Swan , 1930. SL V 73 is The Ecstasy of Angus , 1931. SL V 74 is Skerrett , 1932 and SL V 75 is The Martyr 1933.
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- ReferenceGB 96 SL V 72, SL V 73, SL V 74, SL V 75
- Dates of Creationc1930-1931
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description4 volumes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Liam O'Flaherty was born in the Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland on 28 August 1896. He was educated at Rockwell College, Black Rock College and University College Dublin. From 1915 to 1917 O'Flaherty served with the Irish Guards. On returning to Ireland he became active in the Irish Civil War. Between 1918 and 1921 he worked at various jobs in London, New York and Hartford Connecticut. He started writing in 1921 and published his first novel, The Neighbour's Wife in 1924. In 1974 he was awarded a Honorary D Litt from the National University of Ireland. O'Flaherty died on 7 September 1984.
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University of London Library, The Sterling library: a catalogue of the printed books and literary manuscripts collected by Sir Louis Sterling and presented by him to the University of London , Cambridge, (1954).
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