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Stories of Red Hanrahan /

by William Butler Yeats.
Main Creator: Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.
Contributors: Yeats Family, donor.
In collection: W. B. Yeats Library
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Dundrum : Dun Emer Press, MCMIV [1904]
Edition:First edition.
Notes:"Five hundred copies of this book have been printed."

Colophon and limitation statement printed in red.

" ... printed upon paper made in Ireland, and published by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats at the Dun Emer Press, in the house of Evelyn Gleeson at Dundrum ... finishe on Lady Day in August, in the year 1904"--Colophon.

YL 4070: Pages uncut.

In Inscribed by Lady Gregory to Augustus John. In folding cloth slipcase with morocco label. 'A. E. John / from A Gregory.

One of five hundred copies printed. Inscribed by Lady Gregory on the front free endsheet to Augustus John, a frequent visitor to Coole: "A. E. John from A. Gregory." In spite of the date on the title-page, official publication did not occur until 16 May 1905. Yeats inscribed John Quinn's copy: "Red Hanrahan is an imaginary name - I saw it over a shop, or rather part of it over a shop in Galway village - but there were many poets like him in the eighteenth century in Ireland. I wrote these stories first in literary English but I could not get any sense of the village life with the words. Now, however, Lady Gregory has helped me, & I think the stories have the emotion of folklore. They are but half mine now, & often her beautiful idiom is the better half" Wade 59. Miller 4.

Physical description: 3 preliminary leaves, 56, [1] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Citations/References: Wade, Allan. A bibliography of the writings of W. B. Yeats. 1968, 59

Citations/References: Wade 59.

Citations/References: Miller 4.

Table of Contents:
Red Hanrahan
The twisting of the rope
Hanrahan and Cathleen the daughter of Hoolihan
Red Hanrahan's curse
Hanrahan's vision
The death of Hanrahan.