1949

1949


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Forge Books
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ISBN : 9781429913164
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (913 users)

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Morgan Llywelyn's masterly epic, The Irish Century, continues in 1949, a sequel to 1916 and 1921. The struggle of the Irish people for independence is one of the compelling historical dramas of the twentieth century. 1949 tells the story of Ursula Halloran, a fiercely independent young woman who comes of age in the 1920s. The tragedy of Irish civil war gives way in the 1920s to a repressive Catholic state led by Eamon De Valera. Married women cannot hold jobs, divorce is illegal, and the IRA has become a band of outlaws still devoted to and fighting for a Republic that never lived. The Great Depression stalks the world, and war is always on the horizon, whether in Northern Ireland, Spain, or elsewhere on the European continent. Ursula works for the fledgling Irish radio service and then for the League of Nations, while her personal life is torn between two men: an Irish civil servant and an English pilot. Defying Church and State, Ursula bears a child out of wedlock, though she must leave the country to do so, and nearly loses her life in the opening days of World War II. Eventually she returns to an Ireland that is steadfastly determined to remain neutral during the war. 1949 is the story of one strong woman who lives through the progress of Ireland from a broken land to the beginnings of a modern independent state. The Irish Century Novels 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion 1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War 1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State 1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


1921

1921


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Forge Books
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ISBN : 1429913150
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

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The struggle of the Irish people for independence is one of the epic tales of the 20th century. Morgan Llywelyn has chosen it as the subject of her major work, The Irish Century, a multi-novel chronicle that began with 1916, and now continues in 1921, both a story and a history. The two big historical names in 1921 are Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins, both famous, mysterious, and familiar Irish figures. The year 1921 is the year of the Irish Civil War and the year of the separation of Ireland into two nations, south and north. The central character is Henry Mooney, a journalist (based upon the author's grandfather), who struggles for truth in his reporting during the terrible conflict, and falls in love with an Englishwoman in Ireland in the midst of political and military horrors. The Irish Century Novels 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion 1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War 1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State 1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Drop by Drop

Drop by Drop


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 0765388685
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (765 users)

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From Morgan Llywelyn, the bestselling author of Lion of Ireland and the Irish Century series, comes Drop By Drop her first near-future science fiction thriller Unbound Worlds—The Best Sci Fi and Fantasy Books of June 2018 In this first book in the Step By Step trilogy, global catastrophe occurs as all plastic mysteriously liquefies. All the small components making many technologies possible—navigation systems, communications, medical equipment—fail. In Sycamore River, citizens find their lives disrupted as everything they've depended on melts around them, with sometimes fatal results. All they can rely upon is themselves. And this is only the beginning . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


After Rome

After Rome


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Forge Books
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ISBN : 1429987405
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

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After more than four hundred years of Roman rule, the island its conquerors called Britannia was abandoned-left to its own devices as the Roman empire contracted in a futile effort to defend itself from the barbarian hordes encroaching upon its heart. As Britannia falls into anarchy and the city of Viroconium is left undefended, two cousins who remained behind when the imperial forces withdrew pursue very different courses in the ensuing struggle to unite the disparate tribes and factions throughout the land. In Morgan Llywelyn's stunning medieval novel After Rome, passionate, adventurous Dinas recruits followers and dreams of kingship. Thoughtful Cadogan saves a group of citizens when Saxons invade and burn Viroconium, then becomes the reluctant founder and leader of a new community that rises in the wilderness. The two cousins could not be more different, but their parallel stories encapsulate the era of a new civilization struggling to be born in the Middle Ages. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Breath by Breath

Breath by Breath


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 076538874X
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (765 users)

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Breath by Breath is the explosive conclusion to the near-future, science fiction thriller trilogy Step by Step from the bestselling author Morgan Llywelyn and follows the events of Drop by Drop and Inch by Inch. In Breath by Breath, book three in the trilogy, the residents of Sycamore River have weathered the Change and the nuclear war it provoked. They emerge to try to build a life from the shattered remains of their town. But for some, the very air has become toxic. The people of Sycamore River have to survived the unthinkable. Can they build something new from the ashes? Llywelyn blends her signature character-driven portrait of small-town life with the appeal of William Fortschen's One Second After. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Inch by Inch

Inch by Inch


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 0765388715
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (765 users)

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Bestselling author Morgan Llywelyn continues her near-future, apocalyptic thriller trilogy with her signature depth and intimacy of character. In Inch by Inch, book two in the trilogy, the residents of Sycamore River have only just adjusted to the end of the Change. Until the morning people notice that metal starts to behave oddly. It's dissolving. The world is pushed into global war, and a small band of Sycamore River survivors only have one another. They have to survive the unthinkable. Step by Step Drop by Drop At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Only the Stones Survive

Only the Stones Survive


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Forge Books
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ISBN : 1466836547
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

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Morgan Llywelyn, author of the Irish Century series of historical novels and for Lion of Ireland, weaves Irish mythology, historical elements, and ancient places in the Irish landscape to create a riveting tale of migration, loss, and transformation in Only the Stones Survive. For centuries the Túatha Dé Danann lived in peace on an island where time flowed more slowly and the seasons were gentle—until the invaders came. The Gaels came looking for easy riches and conquest, following the story of an island to the west where their every desire could be granted. After a happy and innocent childhood, Joss was on the cusp of becoming a man when the Gaels slaughtered the kings and queens of the Túatha Dé Danann. Left without a mother and father, he must unite what is left of his people. Even broken and scattered, Joss and his people are not without strange powers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


1999

1999


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Forge Books
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ISBN : 1429927062
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

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The Irish Century concludes in this climactic novel; Llywelyn's masterpiece is complete The Irish Century series is the story of the Irish people's epic struggle for independence through the tumultuous course of the twentieth century. Morgan Llywelyn's magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, which was followed by 1921, 1949, and 1972. It now concludes with 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace. 1999 brings the story from 1972 to the disarmament talks and beginnings of reconciliation among the Irish at the end of the twentieth century. Barry Halloran, strong, clever, and passionately patriotic, who was the central character of 1972, remains central. Now a crippled photojournalist, he marries his beloved Barbara Kavanaugh, and steps back from the armed struggle. Through his work he documents the historic events that take us from the horrific aftermath of Bloody Sunday through the decades of The Troubles to the present. This is a noble conclusion to an historical mega-novel that will be read for years. The Irish Century Novels 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion 1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War 1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State 1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Birth of the Irish Free State, 1921-1923

The Birth of the Irish Free State, 1921-1923


Author : Joseph Maroney Curran
Publisher :
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Pages : 376 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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"The Irish Free State (Irish: Saorstát Éireann Irish pronunciation: [si?sta?t e?n]; 6 December 1922? 29 December 1937) was the state established in 1922 as a Dominion of the British Empire under the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed by British and Irish representatives exactly twelve months beforehand. On the day the Irish Free State was established, it comprised the entire island of Ireland, but as expected Northern Ireland almost immediately exercised its right under the treaty to remove itself from the new state. The Irish Free State effectively replaced both the self-proclaimed Irish Republic (founded 21 January 1919) and the Provisional Government of Southern Ireland. W.T. Cosgrave, the first President of the Irish Free State had led both of these "governments" since August 1922. The Irish Free State came to an end in 1937, when the citizens voted by referendum to replace the 1922 constitution. It was succeeded by the sovereign and current state of Ireland, which until 1949 was often referred to as Eire."--Wikipedia.


1916

1916


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
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ISBN : 9780312871406
Pages : 576 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (871 users)

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At age fifteen, Ned Halloran lost both of his parents--and almost his own life--when the Titanic sank. Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland of Ireland and enrolls at Saint Edna's school in Dublin. Saint Edna's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse--who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes deeply involved with the growing revolution . . . and the sacrifices it will demand. Through Ned's eyes, Morgan Llywelyn's 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom--inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I. It is a story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire. The Irish Century Novels 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion 1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War 1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State 1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution

1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution


Author : Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher : Forge Books
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ISBN : 9780765381330
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (381 users)

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The Irish Century series is the narrative of the epic struggle of the Irish people for independence through the tumultuous twentieth century. Morgan Llywelyn's magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, continued in 1921 and 1949, and now continues with 1972. 1972 tells the story of Ireland from 1950–1972 as seen through the eyes of young Barry Halloran, son and grandson of Irish revolutionaries. Following family tradition, at eighteen Barry joins the Irish Republican Army to help complete what he sees as 'the unfinished revolution'. Issues are no longer as clear cut as they once were. His first experience of violence in Northern Ireland shocks and disturbs him, yet he has found a sense of family in the Army which is hard to give up. He makes a partial break by becoming a photographer, visually documenting events in the north rather than participating. Events lead Barry into a totally different life from the one he expected, yet his allegiance to the ideal of a thirty-two county Irish republic remains undimmed as the problems, and the violence, of Northern Ireland escalate. Then Barry finds himself in the middle of the most horrific event of all: Bloody Sunday in Derry, 1972. The Irish Century Novels 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion 1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War 1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State 1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace


Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State

Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State


Author : Philip O'Leary
Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN : 0271030100
Pages : 784 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (271 users)

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This is an authoritative account of the a major, but neglected aspect of the Irish cultural renaissance- prose literature of the Gaelic Revival. The period following the War of Independence and Civil War saw an outpouring of book-length works in Irish from the state publishing agency An Gum. The frequency and production of new plays, both original and translated, have never been approached since. This book investigates all of these works as well as journalism and manuscript material and discusses them in a lively and often humorous manner. -- Publisher description


General Catalogue of Printed Books

General Catalogue of Printed Books


Author : British Museum. Department of Printed Books
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Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction

Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction


Author : H. Weldt-Basson
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137349700
Pages : 263 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

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Current scholarship on Latin American historical fiction has failed to take feminism and postcolonialism into account. This study uses these important contemporary discourses as a starting point for a new definition of the Latin American historical novel that includes national identity, magical realism, historical intertextuality, and symbolism.


The British and Irish Short Story Handbook

The British and Irish Short Story Handbook


Author : David Malcolm
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 144435521X
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (444 users)

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The British and Irish Short Story Handbook guides readers through the development of the short story and the unique critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction. It includes a wide-ranging analysis of non-canonical and non-realist writers as well as the major authors and their works, providing a comprehensive and much-needed appraisal of this area. Guides readers through the development of the short story and critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction Offers a detailed discussion of the range of genres in the British and Irish short story Includes extensive analysis of non-canonical writers, such as Hubert Crackanthorpe, Ella D’Arcy, T.F. Powys, A.E. Coppard, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Mollie Panter-Downes, Denton Welch, and Sylvia Townsend Warner Provide a wide-ranging discussion of non-realist and experimental short stories Includes a large section on the British short story in the Second World War


Joycean Legacies

Joycean Legacies


Author : Martha C. Carpentier
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137503629
Pages : 265 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

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These twelve essays analyze the complex pleasures and problems of engaging with James Joyce for subsequent writers, discussing Joyce's textual, stylistic, formal, generic, and biographical influence on an intriguing selection of Irish, British, American, and postcolonial writers from the 1940s to the twenty-first century.


The Story of Steve

The Story of Steve


Author : Dan Remenyi
Publisher : Academic Conferences Limited
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ISBN : 1905305664
Pages : 188 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (95 users)

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This is a biography and a ghost story set in various parts of the world including the slums of post war Dublin and the plush life of colonial Africa. From his arrival in Ireland from Hungary as a Radio Officer on board the ship Vicia in 1941, Steve Remenyi was faced with what might have been for others, insurmountable problems. His ship was trapped in Dublin. He couldn’t speak English and he didn’t know anyone in Ireland. But Steve was both an optimist and a survivor and made the most of the challenges facing him. So he started a business.