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1972: A Novel Of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution


Description for 1972: A NOVEL OF IRELAND'S UNFINISHED REVOLUTION by Morgan Llywelyn:

The Irish Century series is the story of the Irish people's epic struggle for independence through the tumultuous course of the 20th century. Morgan Llywelyn's magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with "1916," which was followed by "1921" and "1949." It now continues with "1972, "which covers the events and social changes of the mid-century in Ireland through the story of the coming-of-age of Barry Halloran, son of Ursula Halloran (the heroine of "1949"). Barry moves from patriotic involvement in the IRA, to an aversion to explosives and guns and a career as a photographer, to a final moment of radicalization in the face of the horrifying injustices in Northern Ireland that crystalized on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972.

A chronicle of life in Ireland between 1950 and 1972, through Barry's journey the novel gives a clear understanding of social changes, pressure points, and vivid moments of historical importance. Clear parallels are drawn to the American civil rights movements of the 1960s, which in part motivated the patriotic and oppressed Irish Catholics. At the same time, there is the continuation of the family saga that links all the volumes of this series, and a passionate romance for Barry. Morgan Llywelyn is at her storytelling best in "1972."


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Condition: Used - Good, Library discard, so encased in plastic. Usual library markings on inside and outside. Edges are slightly dirty. Inside is good.
ISBN: 9780312878573
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Published: 2005

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 13 August, 2013.

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