Title: The Love Story of W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne
Author: Margery Brady
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Synopsis: Set in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this romantic tale unfolds against a background of political unrest and tenant agitation in Ireland. The poet William Butler Yeats in a central figure in the Irish literary revival, while Maud Gonne, a political activist, is passionately involved in the struggle for Irish independence. But this is not a dissertation about Yeats’ work, nor is it about the history of the day or the political involvements of Maud Gonne. It is a love story, containing some of the most poignant poems ever written.
Review: First of all, how pretty is this book? Very!
This book chronicles the relationship between W.B. Yeats and the inspiration behind many of his poems, Maud Gonne. I wouldn’t go as far as to call their story a love story because it seems to be pretty one-sided but it’s a very interesting story.
I learnt a lot about these fascinating people and the turbulent time in Irish history that they lived in.
My Rating: ★★★★☆