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Thy Neighbour's Wife by  Liam O'Flaherty - First Edition - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 011970)

Thy Neighbour's Wife

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Thy Neighbour's Wife

by O'Flaherty, Liam

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London; (1923): Jonathan Cape. First Edition. Octavo. 350pp., The author writes about the life in the Aran Islands from the point of view of a native. It was written for two reasons. In the first place because Synge wrote a book about one of those islands that irritated me, in as much as he failed to get the personal touch. Secondly, it was written as a courageous attempt to same the Irish novel from the debauched condition of being a political pamphlet or a religious controversy, or wort of all, a literary facsimile of the third rate music hall comedies that draw alcoholic laughter from an audience of very low intelligences. It endeavors to be a faithful picture of the life as I have seen it. Bound in black cloth lettered and ruled in green, spine lettering green, tiny nick to foot, small spot of damp staining to rear board near head and foot. A very good copy in clipped decorative dust jacket lettered in maroon, chipping to spine ends and small chip to spine and damp staining and toning to rear panel. A good copy.


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Thy Neighbour's Wife
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