Experiences of an Irish R. M.


No slipcase. This 6 x 9 hardcover has 267 pages.  There are two red "withdrawn" stamps on the front and back title page but no other ex-library markings, light wear.  Selected and with an introduction by John O'Donovan.  Some Experiences of an Irish R. M. recreates the world of 19th Century Ireland with its strange brew of Anglo-Irish combinations. (An "R. M." is a "Resident Magistrate" -- an appointment from England to an Irish provincial judgeship.) Masters of dialog and the shades and textures of life among the varying classes and of the amusements of life in the Irish Countryside, the Irish R. M. is a classic of sophisticated comic writing, depicting the stoic efforts of a somewhat "slow on the uptake" English "gentleman" to keep his balance and dignity amongst the goings-on of a population of characters of a decidedly different perspective.



  • Experiences of an Irish R. M.
  • E. Somerville & Martin Ross
  • Paul Cox, illustrator
  • The Folio Society, 1984