First published in 1889, “Grania” is a novel by Irish author Emily Lawless. Set on the second largest of the three Aran Islands, Inishmaan, it follows the life of the eponymous Grania from her childhood to early womanhood. A wonderful tale of innocent youth and island life that will appeal to those with an interest in Irish history and culture. The Hon. Emily Lawless (1845–1913) was an Irish historian, gardener, poet, entomologist, and novelist of the early modern period. Other notable works by Lawless include: “A Chelsea Householder” (1882), “A Millionaire’s Cousin” (1885), and “Ireland” (1885). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this novel now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter by Helen Edith Sichel.