Prodigal Father: The Life of John Butler Yeats (1839-1922)

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Syracuse University Press, Sep 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 708 pages
This work on the life of lovable, brilliant, and distressingly improvident, John Butler Yeats provides an account of what happened to him from day to day over the years. It draws upon letters, associations with Yeats' living descendants, relevant manuscripts, and other treasures to present a portrait that is not a final treatment or a complete biography, but is intended to provide material for others who wish to study some of the subjects touched upon more deeply. -- Publisher description.
 

Contents

Prologue
15
18391862
17
18631867
38
18681870
54
18711873
72
18741881
95
18821886
123
18871891
150
19061907
293
19081910
326
19111913
379
19141916
412
19171919
459
19201922
503
Epilogue
539
Abbreviations and References
541

18921896
169
18971900
192
19011902
222
19O319O5
246
Notes
546
Index
649
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William M. Murphy is Thomas Lamont Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature Emeritus at Union College. His books include The Yeats Family and the Pollexfens of Sligo, Letters from Bedford Park: A Selection from the Correspondence (1890-1901) of John Butler Yeats, and Family Secrets: William Butler Yeats and His Relatives, the latter also published by Syracuse University Press.

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