• Strumpet City

    Strumpet City (Hardback) By (author) James Plunkett


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    DescriptionNovel of life and hard times in Dublin during the angry years leading up to the First World War.

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    Strumpet City
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    By (author) James Plunkett
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 578
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Weight: 758 g
    ISBN 13: 9780090966301
    ISBN 10: 0090966309

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC19: 823.914
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
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    This lengthy opus strives for an epic effect in a manipulated fashion. It's a nexus of melodramatic incidents involving characters swept up in the troubles of turn-of-the-century Dublin. There's a complacent slum lord; a cold, self-righteous priest; another-priest Who is a despairing alcoholic, a prostitute and her kind, gentlemanly lover; a struggling young married couple and a beggar/poet. The book centers on a series of strikes - the futile uprising of the poor - and the fierce reprisals by the scabs. There are meetings and beatings and innocents wronged and some terribly sad deaths. The author supplies emotion rather than real motivation.... it doesn't have-much staying power. (Kirkus Reviews)