Set in Dublin during the Lockout of 1913, Strumpet City is a panoramic novel of city life. It embraces a wide range of social milieux, from the miseries of the tenements to the cultivated, bourgeois Bradshaws. It introduces a memorable cast of characters: the main protagonist, Fitz, a model of the hard-working, loyal and abused trade unionist; the isolated, well-meaning and ineffectual Fr O'Connor...
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Gill & MacMillan, Limited (February 21, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.5 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 3449821
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Strumpet City is an amazing book. Reading it in preparation for my first trip to Ireland, I already had a pretty good idea of the time period and the struggles of the Irish people in the early twentieth century. This book, however, brought those stor...
hed and destitute Rashers Tierney. In the background hovers the enormous shadow of Jim Larkin, Plunkett's real-life hero. Strumpet City's popularity derives from its realism and its naturalistic presentation of traumatic historical events. There are clear heroes and villains. The book is informed by a sense of moral outrage at the treatment of the locked-out trade unionists, the indifference and evasion of the city's clergy and middle class and the squalor and degradation of the tenement slums.