Irish Fiction, the Penguin Book of

By Colm Toibin; (Editor)
(Viking Adult, Hardcover, 9780670891085, 1200pp.)

Publication Date: February 28, 2000

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction represents the entire tradition of Irish fiction in English from Jonathan Swift, born in 1667, to Emma Donoghue, born in 1968. It includes the full text of certain key masterpieces such as Gulliver in Lilliput, Maria Edgeworth's "Castle Rackrent", Joyce's "The Dead", Beckett's "First Love", and John McGahern's "The Country Funeral" and work by almost one hundred writers. It represents, for the first time in one volume, the entire canon of Irish writing and is likely to become the essential book for anyone interested in Irish literature.

About the Author

Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland and lives in Dublin. He is one of Ireland's best known journalists. He is the author of The South, winner of the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Prize. In 1995, he was awarded the Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Prize. He is also the author of The Heather Blazing and The Story of the Night.

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