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Francis Hackett was born in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1883 to the daughter of a farmer and a medical officer. He is most famous for writing a detailed book about Henry VIII but was also a noted critic and published several other books most of which were either non-fiction or biographies.

He was educated in St Kieran's College, where Thomas MacDonagh was his teacher.

He married the Danish writer Signe Toksvig, and the couple lived in Ireland in the early years of the State, and then moved to Denmark, to the US during World War II, and back to Denmark.

"Hackett immigrated to the United States in 1901 for various reasons, among them being his dissatisfaction with the British Government ruling Ireland, and his family’s inability to finance his college education. When he arrived in New York he published articles in Standish O’Grady’s All Ireland Review, Arthur Griffith’s United Irishman, and Samuel Richardson’s The Gael. Hackett took a series of jobs as a clerk in a law firm, for the advertising department of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and literary editor of various periodicals, such as the Chicago Evening Post. In 1906 Hackett moved into Hull-House and taught English to Russian Immigrants. As writer and critic, Hackett attacked Chicago’s genteel and commercial cultures, racism, and the subordination of women. He left his position as literary editor of the Post in 1911 to pursue a career as a novelist." (

Hackett died in 1962.

Some of his books include:

  • PERSONAL HISTORY OF HENRY THE EIGHTH; London, Jonathan Cape. 1929
  • Queen Anne Boleyn: A Novel;
  • The Green Lion;
  • Horizons: A Book Of Criticism;
  • American Rainbow: Early Reminiscences
  • I Chose Denmark (Doubleday Doran & Co, New York, 1940)
  • The Story of the Irish Nation
  • That Nice Young Couple
  • The Invisible Censor
  • Ireland: A Study in Nationalism
  • What MEIN KAMPF means to AMERICA (Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1941)
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Total Books: 40
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler
2010 - The Note-books of Samuel Butler (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142080815
ISBN-10: 1142080811

The Story of the Irish Nation
2010 - The Story of the Irish Nation (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142252861
ISBN-10: 1142252868

Ireland A Study in Nationalism
2010 - Ireland a Study in Nationalism (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142466756
ISBN-10: 1142466752

Horizons A Book of Criticism
2010 - Horizons a Book of Criticism (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142729097
ISBN-10: 1142729095

The Invisible Censor by Francis Hackett
2010 - The Invisible Censor By Francis Hackett (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152152359
ISBN-10: 1152152351

The Invisible Censor
2009 - The Invisible Censor (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217722810
ISBN-10: 0217722814

2009 - Ireland (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781117127125
ISBN-10: 1117127125
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ireland - A Study In Nationalism
2009 - Ireland - a Study in Nationalism (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781444602456
ISBN-10: 1444602454

On American Books
2008 - On American Books (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781406991628
ISBN-10: 1406991627

Francis The First
2007 - Francis the First (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781406706826
ISBN-10: 1406706825

Henry the Eighth
2005 - Henry the Eighth (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781417932948
ISBN-10: 1417932945
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Zuleika Dobson
2004 - Zuleika Dobson (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781417943364
ISBN-10: 141794336X

Franois Ier 1494-1547
1984 - Franois Ier 1494-1547 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782228136303
ISBN-10: 2228136301

On Judging Books In General and in Particular
On Judging Books in General and in Particular [Essay index reprint series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780836924008
ISBN-10: 0836924002

Francis the First  First Gentleman of France
Francis the First First Gentleman of France (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780837100937
ISBN-10: 0837100933

American rainbow Early reminiscences
American Rainbow Early Reminiscences (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780871405142
ISBN-10: 0871405148

Henry the Eight
Henry the Eight (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780897603843
ISBN-10: 0897603842
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