Tom Burke of "Ours" (Vol. 1 Only), by Charles Lever
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Tom Burke of "Ours" is the story of an exiled Irish patriot, who wins glory in France.
Tom Burke, the orphan son of an Irish gentleman, runs away from home and falls in with a prominent United Irishmen. After a meeting with a young French officer, Tom ends up studying in a French military academy and becoming an officer in the Eighth Hussars.
An accidental acquaintance with a Bourbonist draws him into a political intrigue, and his actions are closely watched by the police.
Charles James Lever, born in Dublin in 1806, was a novelist, raconteur and medical doctor. He studied medicine in Trinity College, and was appointed in 1833 to the Board of Health in County Clare during a cholera outbreak.
* Please Note - This is Volume One only
Published by William Curry in Dublin in 1844
Good condition. Binding intact although pages 87 to 90 are becoming loose.