In the 1930s, Irish novelist Maurice Walsh placed the moors and mountains of Ireland firmly on the literary map with this celebrated collection of stories. Since then, readers have continued to be charmed by these accounts of the simple and common activities of the characters in 1920s rural Ireland. The lives of Hugh Forbes, Paddy Bawn Enright, Archibald MacDonald, Joan Hyland, and Nuala Kierley intermingle as the themes of nationalism, human dignity, honor, and love are given full play. Made famous by John Ford's Oscar-winning film The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, these remain humorous and poignant tales set against a backdrop of intrigue and Irish civil unrest.
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Maurice Walsh was born in 1879 and served in the Irish civil service until 1933. He is the author of The Key above the Door, While Rivers Run, The Small Dark Man, And No Quarter, and The Road to Nowhere. He died in 1964.
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Book Description Appletree Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110862813077
Book Description Appletree Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0862813077 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0452880