THE STORMY HILLS. Dublin and Cork: The Talbot Press Limited, . Octavo, original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, grey marbled endpapers. First edition. "Fourteen stories representing the author's finest work ... All of them depict the life of humble folk in Munster viewed by one in thorough sympathy with them ... In nearly all of them there is some queer shiftless character whom the author delights to observe and depict. He does not moralise ... He leaves the story to speak for itself. The idiom is reproduced to perfection." - Brown and Clarke, Ireland in Fiction 2, 299. Corkery (1878-1964), professor of English UCC 1931-1947, "was the greatest single influence on Irish prose writing of today ... Both as teacher and writer shaped several generations of Irish novelists and short story writers. His critical work ... was nationalist in vision, and his fiction was strictly provincial which deepened its value but has unfortunately narrowed its appeal outside Ireland." - Cleeve, Dictionary of Irish Writers (1967), p. 35. Several tiny chips to fore-edges of cloth, but a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, chipping at spine ends and corner tips, several wrinkles, and some general dust soiling to white background. (#119545).
"FIRST PUBLISHED 1929" on copyright page.