An Irish family becomes involved in events leading up to the Easter Rebellion.
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Introduction by Declan Kiberd
The scene is Dublin in 1916. As rebellion looms, tension mounts in the sombre, rain-soaked Dublin streets. A single Anglo-Irish family provides the diverse characters: Pat Dumay, a Catholic and an Irish patriot; his pious mother pursuing her private war with his step-father; Pat?s English-Protestant cousin Andrew Chase-White, an officer in King Edward?s Horse and Frances, the girl he loves. Weaving between them all moves Millie Kinnard ? fast, feminist, and only just respectable.
Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents, grew up in London and was educated at Oxford and Cambridge. She is the author of 26 novels and several works of philosophy. She died in 1999.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In this story of an Irish family during the tense days leading up to the doomed Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, Iris Murdoch shaped her narrative with depth and relentless inevitability. Yet she did so without sacrificing the fun, the creative waywardness, that are her trademarks. Irish-born herself, Murdoch wrote with warm nostalgia and uncanny insight about Dublin and its beguiling and exasperating people. The enchanting Lady Millicent and the four very different men over whom she casts her spell are among Murdoch's most memorable characters; and there is more warmth and compassion here than in anything else she has written. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140027564
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