The Valley of the Squinting Windows (1920)

The Valley of the Squinting Windows This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digiti

  • Title: The Valley of the Squinting Windows (1920)
  • Author: Brinsley MacNamara
  • ISBN: 9780548730416
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally importanThis is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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    1. The story is about Nan Brennan, who’s determined to have a priest for a son. His return from seminary one Summer introduces a rancid history in a small Irish town in the early years of the twentieth century. Years earlier the beautiful Nan Brennan, in an attempt to marry the only eligible man in Garradrimna (Henry Shannon), becomes pregnant, and after believing her newborn has died (or murdered) emigrated to England and marries another man. (Henry Shannon, in turn, marries another woman). Fool [...]

    2. A look at the country people of Ireland and their sinister ways. It's a Ireland that I'm familiar with and there are pockets that still act the same way.

    3. Wow. I knew this wasn't going to end well, but the ending was a super surprise. Horrifying!This was a nest of nasty folk - I never met so many vicious, just plain mean people in any book before - their only joy in life, besides drink for those who drank, was the misery of others, and if they could make things worse, they would.Everybody knows there is a down-side to small town life, but this was unrelieved nastiness. If these are representative of the "Irish people" for whom the men of 1916 sacr [...]

    4. The Valley of the Squinting Windows is one of my favourite novels of all time. Rich in characterization, plot and prose, with a marvellous twist at the end, the story evokes many unpalatable but universal realities of human behaviour. According to its author, Brinsley MacNamara, it is "the study of the tragic results of envenomed gossip in a small community." This certainly rings true as you turn the pages. Set around the turn of the twentieth century, the story centres around proud dressmaker N [...]

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