The Tale of a Town and An Enchanted Sea (1903) italic

Author: Edward Martyn

Book ID: 59556

Price: 95.00

Author: Edward Martyn

The Tale of a Town and An Enchanted Sea. London: Fisher Unwin, 1903; (above Unwins imprint is one line in italic capitals “Published At Kilkenny By Standish O’Grady”) Pp 211. Blue grained cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt . A very good copy. Two plays in one volume. ‘There was an adaptation of The Tale of a Town called ‘The Bending of the Bough’ made by Mr George Moore with my consent, for the Irish Literary Theatre performances in 1900.’ [Edward Martin]. Martyn was a cousin and friend to George Moore and wrote an insightful account of Martyn in his monumental Hail and Farewell. Along with W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, Martyn founded the Irish Literary Theatre, for whom he wrote his best and most popular plays ‘The Heather Field’ and ‘A Tale of a Town.’

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