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The Red and the Green

Iris Murdoch

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

Verlag: Chatto & Windus

Erscheinungsdatum: 1965

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Good

Auflage: First Edition.

Art des Buches: book

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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.

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As the Easter Rebellion looms, tension mounts in the rain-soaked streets of Dublin. Tension is also ratcheting up at home. Pat Dumay is a Catholic and an Irish patriot. His relentlessly pious mother pursues her own private war with his stepfather, a man sunk in religious speculation and drink. Meanwhile Pat's Protestant soldier cousin, Andrew Chase-White, puzzles out his complex emotions about Ireland and the girl he loves. Weaving between them moves Millie Kinnard: fast, feminist, and only just respectable.

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