Thomas Flanagan

Thomas Flanagan (1923–2002) was an American novelist, academic, and literary critic, best known for his Irish historical trilogy which includes 'The Year of the French', 'The Tenants of Time', and 'The End of the Hunt'. His work often explored themes of history, cultural identity, and the complexities of Irish society. Flanagan was also a professor of English literature and contributed to various literary journals and publications throughout his career.


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  1. 1. The Year of the French

    "The Year of the French" is a historical novel set during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The story provides a detailed account of the events leading up to the rebellion, the rebellion itself, and its aftermath, through the eyes of different characters from various social classes. The narrative explores the complex relationships between the Irish rebels, the British forces, and the French troops who came to aid the Irish, and the tragic consequences of their clash.