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O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896-1984.

"A Night Attack" short story


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F349

Creator: O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896-1984.

Title: "A Night Attack" short story

Inclusive Dates: undated

Extent: 1 item (8 pp.)

Abstract: Liam O'Flaherty autographed short story "A Night Attack."

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F349, Liam O'Flaherty, "A Night Attack" short story, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL:


Purchase, 1991.


Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Irish author Liam O'Flaherty (1896–1984) is primarily known for his short stories and novels.


"O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896–1984." Literature Online. (accessed March 29, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an undated, autograph manuscript of a short story by Liam O'Flaherty telling the tale of Tom Maguire, a roofer "during the time of the religious riots in Ulster in 1922."

Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Short stories, Irish--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Short stories.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Detailed Contents List

Liam O'Flaherty short story "A Night Attack", undated   [Box 20 F349]

Autograph manuscript with deletions and revisions, 8 pp.