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The Red and the Green

Iris Murdoch

Verlag: Chatto & Windus, 1965
ISBN 10: 0701109785 / ISBN 13: 9780701109783
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Titel: The Red and the Green

Verlag: Chatto & Windus

Erscheinungsdatum: 1965

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Good

Auflage: First Edition.

Art des Buches: book


1965. First Edition. 318 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Cream patterned boards with black and red text. Pages remain reasonably bright with inscription to the front pastedown and includes ex library inserts and stamps. Moderate water staining to the text block edge and throughout. Binding is firm with light corner bumping to boards and moderate tanning all round. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1460562436cla

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The scene is Ireland. The time, 1916, is the eve of the famous tragic Easter Rebellion in Dublin, which startled Europe even in the midst of the First World War.

A single Anglo-Irish family provides the extremely diverse characters. Pat Dumay is a Catholic and an Irish patriot. His relentlessly pious mother pursues her own private war with his step-father, a man sunk in religious speculation and drink. Pat's English-bred Protestant cousin and rival, Andrew Chase-White, an officer in King Edward's Horse, puzzles out his complex emotions about Ireland and Frances, the girl he loves, against a background of the fear of death, while Frances's father, Christopher Bellman, scholar and cynic, finds love of Ireland a more passionate matter than he had bargained for. Weaving these people together into a tragi-comic pattern moves Millie Kinnard: fast, feminist, and only just respectable.

As rebellion looms nearer, tension mounts in the sombre rain-soaked Dublin streets; and if, in the end, death disperses most of the people, this is felt to be as inevitable as in a Sophoclean play.

Rezension: "Of all the novelists that have made their bow since the war she seems to me to be the most remarkable...behind her books one feels a power of intellect quite exceptional in a novelist" ( Sunday Times)

"This is a comedy with that touch of ferocity about it which makes for excitement" (Elizabeth Jane Howard)

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