Samuel Lover

Samuel Lover was an Irish songwriter, composer, novelist, and a painter of portraits, chiefly miniatures. He was also known for his works in the genre of Irish folklore and his humorous and satirical writings.


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  1. 1. Handy Andy

    "Handy Andy" is a humorous novel set in early 19th-century Ireland, which chronicles the misadventures of its well-meaning but bumbling protagonist, Andy Rooney. Despite his earnest attempts to do right, Andy's lack of common sense and knack for misunderstanding directions often result in chaos and comedy. Throughout the novel, his various jobs and escapades bring him into contact with a colorful cast of characters, from landlords and ladies to peasants and priests, painting a vivid picture of Irish rural life. Andy's endearing personality and the satirical portrayal of social issues of the time, such as class structure and national identity, provide both amusement and insight into the human condition.

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  2. 2. Rory O'more

    The novel follows the adventurous tale of its eponymous hero, Rory O'More, a young Irishman with a patriotic heart and a courageous spirit. Set against the backdrop of the political unrest of 18th-century Ireland, Rory becomes involved in the struggle for his country's independence from British rule. The narrative weaves through his daring escapades, romantic entanglements, and the vibrant depiction of Irish rural life, blending humor, pathos, and action. Throughout the story, Rory's loyalty, wit, and valor endear him to the reader, and his personal journey reflects the larger national quest for identity and freedom.

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