Strumpet City

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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)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 071714058X
ISBN-13: 978-0717140589
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.5 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 3449821
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu book

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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...



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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.