WorldCat Identities

Macken, Walter 1915-1967

Overview
Works: 83 works in 491 publications in 8 languages and 7,883 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Drama  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, Irish 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: PZ3.M1958, 823.91
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Macken
Rain on the wind by Walter Macken( Book )

50 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about the people of a little Irish fishing village
Seek the fair land by Walter Macken( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widower and his two small children search for sanctuary in an Ireland torn by fire and sword, during Cromwell's invasion in the 17th century
The flight of the doves by Walter Macken( Book )

40 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old English boy and his seven-year-old sister run away from their abusive stepfather and set out to reach their grandmother in western Ireland, despite the publicity about their flight and a police search for them
The scorching wind by Walter Macken( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young brothers join the Irish underground in this novel based on the struggle for Irish nationalism and independence
The silent people by Walter Macken( Book )

30 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the adventures of several generations of one Irish family, The Silent People is the story of a young educated man from Connacht, and life at the time of the famine in Ireland. Despite his reluctance, Dualta is drawn into the political unrest of his times because of the degradation of the people by tyrannical landlords and inescapable injustices. Along with Seek the Fair Land and The Scorching Wind, The Silent People is a fascinating examination of the history and events that fueled the fight for freedom in Ireland
Island of the Great Yellow Ox by Walter Macken( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrifying storm washes Conor, his little brother, and two American friends up on to Ox Island where they become prisoners of the eccentric Lady Agnes who will stop at nothing to uncover the Druid Treasure
The bogman by Walter Macken( Book )

28 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Macken paints a haunting and memorable portrait rural Ireland. Originally written in 1952, New Island's Modern Irish Classics series brings this magical book back to life
Lord of the mountain; a novel of Ireland by Walter Macken( Book )

4 editions published between 1947 and 1967 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home is the hero : a play by Walter Macken( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 1966 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God made Sunday, and other stories by Walter Macken( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green hills, and other stories by Walter Macken( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de nouvelles qui mettent en scène des pêcheurs, policiers, paysans, hommes et femmes de l'ouest de l'Irlande. Histoires d'amour de petites gens qui ne manifestent jamais leur affection en public
Sullivan by Walter Macken( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sullivan is an actor who finally finds success but can it replace the love of a woman from his past?
Quench the moon by Walter Macken( Book )

20 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HISTORICAL FICTION. This is the story of Stephen O'Riordan, a true son of the wild and beautiful land of Connemara, of his hopes and ambitions, and of his passionate and stormy love for Kathleen, sister of his bitterest enemy ...It is also the story of Ireland after twenty-five years of liberty, like Stephen new in its freedom and thought yet primitive in its emotions, its people witty, bawdy, boozy, hard-working, loud-voiced or gentle - but never dull
Brown Lord of the Mountain by Walter Macken( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donn is born to the now mythical role of the Lord of the mountain in a secluded Irish valley, but longs for roaming the world. Once footloose, he finds he is homesick and returns home sixteen years later and brings progress to his "kingdom."
The quare fellow( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rookie prison guard, and advocate of capital punishment, has a change of heart after he begins an affair with a condemned man's wife and discovers that key evidence was withheld from his trial
Sunset on the window-panes by Walter Macken( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coll doll, and other stories by Walter Macken( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am alone by Walter Macken( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of the tribes by Walter Macken( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo's mansion : a play of Galway life, in three acts by Walter Macken( Book )

9 editions published between 1946 and 1964 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Seek the fair land
Alternative Names
Mėkkin, Uolter, 1915-1967

Walter Macken irischer Autor und Schauspieler

Уолтер Мэкен

Languages
English (356)

German (13)

Dutch (13)

French (12)

Polish (5)

Czech (4)

Russian (2)

Danish (1)

Covers
Seek the fair landThe flight of the dovesThe scorching windThe silent peopleIsland of the Great Yellow OxThe bogmanGod made Sunday, and other storiesThe green hills, and other stories