Eva Gore-Booth

Standard Name: Gore-Booth, Eva
Birth Name: Eva Selina Gore-Booth
In addition to her intense suffrage and labour activism, EGB wrote poetry, periodical essays, political pamphlets, religious criticism, plays, and an autobiograpical sketch. Her work was admired by her contemporaries Katharine Tynan , Æ (George Russell ), and W. B. Yeats . In 1935, critic Richard Fox wrote that EGB had an assured place in Irish literary history, but in the early twenty-first century all of her texts are out of print. She is now best known as the sister of Irish patriot and feminist Constance Markievicz , and for Yeats 's elegy In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markievicz.
Donoghue, Emma. “’How could I fear and hold thee by the hand?’: The Poetry of Eva Gore-Booth”. Sex, Nation, and Dissent in Irish Writing, edited by Éibhear Walshe and Éibhear Walshe, St Martin’s Press, pp. 16-42.


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Cultural formation Constance, Countess Markievicz
CCM was a nationalist rebel whose work for the cause of Ireland led to five terms served in prison. Her parents were Anglo-Irish, Protestant property owners. The family divided their time between their Irish country...
Family and Intimate relationships Constance, Countess Markievicz
CCM was very close to one of her two sisters, Eva Gore-Booth , who became a writer, suffragist, and labour activist. Constance's biographer Anne Haverty describes their relationship as almost symbiotic.
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora.
Family and Intimate relationships Constance, Countess Markievicz
Near the end of her life, CCM spent more time with her daughter Maeve , who had been brought up by Constance's mother , and with her husband Casimir , who had not shared his...
Fictionalization Constance, Countess Markievicz
W. B. Yeats wrote his famous poem In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markievicz, about the two Irish sisters, activists, and writers.
Smith, D. J. “The Countess and the Poets: Constance Gore-Booth Markievicz in the Work of Irish Writers”. Journal of Irish Literature, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 3-63.
Friends, Associates Katherine Cecil Thurston
Through these social engagements, KCT came into contact with several significant figures of the day. At a dinner given by Colonel George Harvey , for instance, she probably met Mr and Mrs Winston Churchill ...
Friends, Associates Evelyn Underhill
EU and her husband led active social lives, often entertaining friends and colleagues at their home. Blanche Alethea Crackanthorpe introduced her to Marie Belloc Lowndes , who became a friend of Underhill and called her...
Intertextuality and Influence Constance, Countess Markievicz
CCM appears in many poems by her sister Eva Gore-Booth , especially after the Easter Rising of 1916. Gore-Booth's several poems about the event and about her own and her sister's roles in it include...
Intertextuality and Influence Maude Royden
Before launching her argument, MR acknowledges how her work has been influenced by Eva Gore-Booth 's Women's Wages and the Franchise, and Certain Legislation Proposals (1906). The NUWSS reissued MR 's pamphlet in February 1912.
politics Dora Marsden
The University Settlement at Manchester sponsored the Fawcett Debating Society , whose all-female speakers addressed such topics as the state and the home, women in politics, marriage, and child labour. Dora's contemporaries within and outside...
politics Christabel Pankhurst
CP met Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper , founders of the North of England Women's Suffrage Society ; she was their political apprentice for the following three years.
Purvis, June. Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography. Routledge.
Winslow, Barbara, and Sheila Rowbotham. Sylvia Pankhurst: Sexual Politics and Political Activism. UCL Press.
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
With her sisters Eva and Mabel , Constance Gore-Booth (later Markievicz) launched a branch of the Irish Women's Suffrage and Local Government Association ; this was one of the first of such organizations in Ireland.
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora.
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press.
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Constance, Countess Markievicz, spent time in Manchester where, along with her sister Eva Gore-Booth and Eva's companion Esther Roper , she campaigned against a Licensing Bill which would have banned women from working as barmaids.
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora.
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
CCM was first imprisoned at Kilmainham and Mountjoy prisons in Dublin. As support began to grow for the Easter rebels (many now martyrs to the cause), she was moved to Aylesbury Jail in England...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Having publicly advocated a police boycott in May 1919, CCM was again arrested and sentenced to four months at Cork Jail . She kept in close contact with her sister Eva Gore-Booth , friend and...
Reception Augusta Gregory
Bernard Shaw saw Lady Gregory as a born playwright . . . . doomed from the cradle to write for the stage, to break through every social obstacle to get to the stage, to refuse...


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Gore-Booth, Eva. A Psychological and Poetic Approach to the Study of Christ in the Fourth Gospel. Longmans, 1923.
Gore-Booth, Eva et al. “Biographical Sketch”. Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz, edited by Esther Roper, Kraus, 1970, pp. 1-123.
Gore-Booth, Eva. Broken Glory. Maunsel, 1917.
Tynan, Katharine, and Eva Gore-Booth. In Memoriam: Dora Sigerson, 1918-1923. Privately printed by Clement Shorter, 1923.
Gore-Booth, Eva. “Introduction”. Poems of Eva Gore-Booth, edited by Esther Roper, Longmans, 1929, pp. 1-48.
Gore-Booth, Eva. “Introduction”. The Plays of Eva Gore-Booth, edited by Frederick S. Lapisardi, EMText, 1991, p. iii - xi.
Gore-Booth, Eva. Poems. Longmans, 1898.
Gore-Booth, Eva. Poems of Eva Gore-Booth. Editor Roper, Esther, Longmans, 1929.
Constance, Countess Markievicz, and Eva Gore-Booth. Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz. Editor Roper, Esther, Longmans, Green, 1934.
Constance, Countess Markievicz, and Eva Gore-Booth. Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz. Editor Roper, Esther, Kraus, 1970.
Gore-Booth, Eva, and Constance, Countess Markievicz. The Death of Fionavar from The Triumph of Maeve. Erskine MacDonald, 1916.
Gore-Booth, Eva. The Egyptian Pillar. Maunsel, 1907.
Gore-Booth, Eva. The One and the Many. Longmans, Green, 1904.
Gore-Booth, Eva. The Plays of Eva Gore-Booth. Editor Lapisardi, Frederick S., EMText, 1991.
Gore-Booth, Eva. The Sword of Justice. Headley Brothers, 1918.
Gore-Booth, Eva. The Three Resurrections; and, The Triumph of Maeve. Longmans, Green, 1905.
Gore-Booth, Eva, editor. Urania. Privately printed.