Clarke, Joseph Ignatius Constantine
MY LIFE AND MEMORIES
Dodd, Mead and Co
404 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover, a bit faded at spine, two small ink spots at top edge. Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke (1846 – 1927) was an Irish American newspaperman, poet, playwright, writer and Irish nationalist. Clarke was born in Kingstown the port of County Dublin. The family moved to London, when he was twelve where he worked as a clerk in the Board of Trade. In 1868, from patriotic motives he resigned and went to Paris and then emigrated to America. In America Clarke became a noted journalist and playwright as well as the assistant editor of the Irish Times (1868–70). He joined the New York Herald in 1870, then became managing editor of the New York Morning Journal from 1883–95, editor of the Criterion from 1898–1900 and of the Sunday edition of the New York Herald from 1903-1906. A member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, he wrote Robert Emmet: A Tragedy of Irish History (1888), which told of Emmet's life. He wrote various plays and published poetry. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.