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The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick Jules Verne

The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick By Jules Verne

The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick by Jules Verne


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Summary

This is an 1895 story of a young orphan's trials and tribulations in late nineteenth-century Ireland. It provides a description of and commentary on contemporary Ireland, taking readers on a tour of the country and her social classes.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick Summary

The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick by Jules Verne

Jules Verne's Irish novel is a heart-warming story of a young orphan's trials and tribulations in the late nineteenth century. Published in full by the Royal Irish Academy for the first time since its 1895 debut, it is a fascinating commentary on contemporary Ireland. 'The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick' takes readers on a descriptive tour of Ireland and her social classes. Mick's travels include visits to Westport, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, Cork and Belfast, all of which are quirkily evoked. On his hand-to-mouth journey he meets beggars, thieves, farmers, landlords' agents and landlords themselves. Finally, our hero reaches Dublin where his fortunes change for the better. Jules Verne also wrote 'Around the World in Eighty Days', and is the third most translated author in the world. Often described as Verne's tribute to Charles Dickens, this beautifully produced novel shows the Frenchman's affection and respect for Ireland and its people.

About Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. His works include 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' (1864), 'Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea' (1870), and 'Around the World in Eighty Days' (1873). He is the third most translated author in the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction by William Butcher viiPART ONEChapter 1: In Far Connaught 1Chapter 2: Little Mick 7Chapter 3: The Poor School 14Chapter 4: Concerning a Seagull 21Chapter 5: More of the Poor School 28Chapter 6: Limerick 37Chapter 7: Rocks Ahead 43Chapter 8: Kirwan's Farm 56Chapter 9: Foundling Mick's Installation 61Chapter 10: What Happened in Donegal 69Chapter 11: Life Insurance 74Chapter 12: The Return 80Chapter 13: Change 89Chapter 14: Catastrophe 98PART TWOChapter 15: Trelingar Castle 107Chapter 16: In Service 114Chapter 17: A Young English Nobleman 125Chapter 18: Eighteen Years between Them 137Chapter 19: Seven Months in Cork 145Chapter 20: The First Fireman on the Vulcan 152Chapter 21: On the Way to Dublin 159Chapter 22: Dublin 163Chapter 23: The Boys' Bazaar 169Chapter 24: Found 177Chapter 25: A Change of Colour and Condition 186Chapter 26: The Voyage of the Doris 197Chapter 27: The Wages of Foundling Mick 206A chronology of Jules Verne by William Butcher 216Translating Foundling Mick by Kieran O'Driscoll 219

Additional information

GOR002028205
9781904890423
1904890423
The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick by Jules Verne
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Royal Irish Academy
20080324
238
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