(1806 - 1870)
Daniel Maclise was an historical painter and portraitist from Cork. His enormous frescoes of The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher at Waterloo and The Death of Nelson were two of the most successful works commissioned for the Houses of Parliament.
The Battle of Life (1846)
A story of love and self sacrifice set in a rural village. Read online at archive.org.
The Chimes (1845)
The goblins ringing the chimes show old Trotty a dystopian future for his family -- he wakes determined to do all he can to avert it. Read online at archive.org.
The Cricket on the Hearth (1846)
This detailed biography of the author and poet was published in two volumes. The title was changed for the second and subsequent editions, of which there were many. Read for free online at HathiTrust.