The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories by William Trevor

The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories by William Trevor

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A collection of short stories which span the development of the genre in Irish literature, from the early folktales of oral tradition through Oliver Goldsmith and Maria Edgeworth to James Joyce and Liam O'Flaherty.

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Ireland has always been a nation of story-tellers DS tall stories, simple stories, stories of mystery and wonder, love and violence DS and Irish short-story writers are perhaps the most talented in the world. This magnificent anthology chronicles the development of a rich literary tradition from the earliest folktales to James Joyce, Liam O'Flaherty, and the rising stars of a new generation. William Trevor, described as 'perhaps the finest short-story writer in the English language', has collected 45 stories representing the best of Irish short fiction: He includes several longer stories such as the masterly 'Albert Nobbs' by George Moore and Seumas O'Kelly's 'The Weaver's Grave' which shows these writers at the peak of their form; and there are also distinguished contributions from Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth, William Carleton, Sheridan Le Fanu, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, and Elizabeth Bowen among others. This splendid addition to the popular Oxford Books series will be welcomed by everyone who enjoys short stories.

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SKU GOR001341143
Title The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories
Author Edited by William Trevor
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1989
Number of Pages 586
ISBN 10 0192141805
ISBN 13 9780192141804
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No
Description

Details

Ireland has always been a nation of story-tellers DS tall stories, simple stories, stories of mystery and wonder, love and violence DS and Irish short-story writers are perhaps the most talented in the world. This magnificent anthology chronicles the development of a rich literary tradition from the earliest folktales to James Joyce, Liam O'Flaherty, and the rising stars of a new generation. William Trevor, described as 'perhaps the finest short-story writer in the English language', has collected 45 stories representing the best of Irish short fiction: He includes several longer stories such as the masterly 'Albert Nobbs' by George Moore and Seumas O'Kelly's 'The Weaver's Grave' which shows these writers at the peak of their form; and there are also distinguished contributions from Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth, William Carleton, Sheridan Le Fanu, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, and Elizabeth Bowen among others. This splendid addition to the popular Oxford Books series will be welcomed by everyone who enjoys short stories.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001341143
Title The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories
Author Edited by William Trevor
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1989
Number of Pages 586
ISBN 10 0192141805
ISBN 13 9780192141804
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No