J.G. Farrell - Troubles (2nd Hand Paperback)
Winner of the 1970 the Lost Man Booker prize.
Troubles is a modern classic by a superb writer. Insights into 20th Century life in Ireland, including experiences of ex-WW2 soldiers. Funny and moving.
Major Brendan Archer travels to Ireland - to the Majestic Hotel and to the fiancee he acquired on a rash afternoon's leave three years ago. Despite her many letters, the lady herself proves elusive, and the Major's engagement is short-lived. But he is unable to detach himself from the alluring discomforts of the crumbling hotel.
Ensconced in the dim and shabby splendour of the Palm Court, surrounded by gently decaying old ladies and proliferating cats, the Major passes the summer. So hypnotic are the faded charms of the Majestic, the Major is almost unaware of the gathering storm.
But this is Ireland in 1919 - and the struggle for independence is about to explode with brutal force.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 1970 (This Ed. 1993 - Pheonix)
- ISBN : 9781857990188
- SKU : B001007
- PPC : SP450gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'A work of genius' - The Guardian.
'One of the finest novels of the past 50 years' - Mail on Sunday.
'Funny, sad and beautifully written; prescient, wise, original and unexpectedly eccentric' - The Observer.
'No finer work has ever been written about this transitional period in Irish history: it remains a landmark in 20th Century Irish literature' - Irish Independent.
James Gordon Farrell was an English-born novelist of Irish descent who spent much of his childhood in Ireland. He gained prominence for a series of novels known as "the Empire Trilogy", which deal with the political and human consequences of British colonial rule.