1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution (Irish Century, 4)

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Author: Llywelyn, Morgan

Brand: Forge Books

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 368

Release Date: 13-02-2018

Details: Product Description The Irish Century series is the narrative of the epic struggle of the Irish people for independence through the tumultuous twentieth century. Morgan Llywelyn's magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, continued in 1921 and 1949, and now continues with 1972. 1972 tells the story of Ireland from 1950–1972 as seen through the eyes of young Barry Halloran, son and grandson of Irish revolutionaries. Following family tradition, at eighteen Barry joins the Irish Republican Army to help complete what he sees as 'the unfinished revolution'.Issues are no longer as clear cut as they once were. His first experience of violence in Northern Ireland shocks and disturbs him, yet he has found a sense of family in the Army which is hard to give up. He makes a partial break by becoming a photographer, visually documenting events in the north rather than participating. Events lead Barry into a totally different life from the one he expected, yet his allegiance to the ideal of a thirty-two county Irish republic remains undimmed as the problems, and the violence, of Northern Ireland escalate. Then Barry finds himself in the middle of the most horrific event of all: Bloody Sunday in Derry, 1972.The Irish Century Novels1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace Review “Llywelyn's deft pen is a creative sword.” -The Irish American Post“Morgan Llywelyn has written a wonderful, exciting book - a great reading pleasure.” -Irish American News on 1921“Llywelyn is unexcelled in her knowledge of Irish history and culture. For twenty years she has been my inspiration when it comes to meticulous research and respect for the people who lived her stories. Now, with considerable powers of description, Llywelyn explores the nooks and quirks and fearful consequences of a tumultuous time in Irish history.” -Lucia St. Clair Robson From the Inside Flap Praise for Morgan Llywelyn 1921 Llywelyn continues her magnificent multivolume saga chronicling the twentieth-century struggle for Irish independence. As in 1916, she masterfully interweaves historical figures and events with fictional ones, providing both a panoramic and an intimate view. -- Booklist It is a seamless and beautiful work that depicts the struggle of the Irish people to form a nation. . . . 1921 is an artful blend of fictional and historical characters that meet and interact with such forcefulness and directness that the reader is convinced that if history didn't happen this way, it should have; for Llywelyn's work is not the skeletal work one normally associates with history, it is fully fleshed and rich with life. . . . This is a wonderful work of history, art, and storytelling. - El Paso Times 1916 The politics and factionalism behind the Rising are a tangled web indeed, but Llywelyn unravels them skillfully. Even those who know the story well will be surprised and rewarded by the way she brings back to life a group of brave men who went nobly to their deaths.- The Philadelphia Inquirer She weaves the tapestry of her story with intelligence and skill, and gives us access to a period when the bullets flew and patriots gave their lives for the ideal of freedom - San Diego Union-Tribune The novel's . . . easy, gripping style will enthrall casual readers with what is Llywelyn's best work yet. - Publishers Weekly (starred review) From the Back Cover Praise for Morgan Llywelyn1921"Llywelyn continues her magnificent multivolume saga chronicling the twentieth-century struggle for Irish independence. As in 1916, she masterfully interweaves historical figures and events with fictional ones, providing both a panoramic and an intimate view." --Booklist"It is a seamless and beautiful work that depicts the struggle of the Irish people to form a nation. . . . 1921 is an artful b

EAN: 9780765381330

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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