Strumpet City

Strumpet City

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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • HarperCollins Distribution Services
  • United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8ill.
  • 0586028943
  • 9780586028940

Review Text

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)show more