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  • 20 May 2020
    Moyra Haslett

    Judging a book by its cover

    I like to think that much of what this book offers – Irish Literature in Transition, 1700-1780 – is suggested in the image which illustrates its dust-jacket: an engraved copy of Philip Mercier’s painting of the Irish actor Robert Wilks in the part of Captain Plume in Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer (1706). Both actor and […]

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