A leader of the Young Ireland rebellion of 1948, Robert Devereux is an Irish gentleman who is prepared to hazard a life of privilege in the fight for his country's freedom. Transported to Van Diemen's Land as a political prisoner, he enters a life that greatly changes him, falling in love with a young Irish convict woman. Through Kathleen O'Rahilly he comes to know the people he's long romanticised; but his cause, and the life he has lost, will not let him go.
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"These novels ( Out of Ireland and Highways to a War) will surely become Australian classics" (Robert Gray The Australian's Review of Books)
"Robert Devereux is a splendid literary invention. Koch is magnificent in Out of Ireland... he has englarged our understanding of the capabilities of fiction" (Michael Sharkey Daily Telegraph (Sydney))
"When you have read Out of Ireland you will have joined a circle of friends who lived and loved and struggled 150 years ago, and you will wonder how long it will be before you will read as great and compelling a book again" (Richard O'Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to Australia)
"Some of the finest writing in Australian fiction" ( The Australian's Review of Books)
This masterful novel tells the story of a man who suffers exile through fighting for the future of his people.
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Book Description Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99286971