Strumpet City

Strumpet City

Paperback

By (author) James Plunkett

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  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 109mm x 170mm x 36mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1978
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099187507
  • ISBN 13: 9780099187509
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition

Product description

The classic, powerful novel of life and hard times in Dublin during the angry years leading up to World War I. A story bursting with memorable characters caught up in the bitter struggles of the age, driven by love and hate, pride and devotion.

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Editorial reviews

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)