A novel in which the boy narrator grows up enclosed in two worlds. One is legendary - a Donegal house where children are stolen away by demonic forces; the other is actual - the city of Derry in the Northern Ireland of the 1940s and 1950s, a place haunted by political enmities and family secrets.
Lucy Honeychurch, a young woman, is travelling abroad for the first time with her cousin Charlotte. On her return to England, in her relationships with her cousin, the unconventional Emersons and her supercilious fiance Cecil, Lucy is torn between lingering Victorian proprieties and the spontaneous promptings of her heart.
This story is set in Medieval Japan, and narrated by Isaku, a boy living in a remote fishing village. The villagers dont catch enough fish, so distill fresh water from sea water to sell. More sinisterly the salt fires are used to lure ships aground, but then one sinks with a deadly cargo.
In a small Southern town, teenager Evie Decker becomes obsessed with local rock singer Bertram Drumstrings Casey, and decides to take her life into her own hands. When she carves his name on her forehead, their two lives become unforgettably entwined.
Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life.
This volume contains the three plays commonly recognized as the height of OCaseys achievement as a playwright. His tragi-comedy has relevance to the violent politics in the North and the post-nationalist bewilderments in the Republic.
This edition contains the full text of OCaseys play; notes concerning difficult words and references; and an introduction covering the authors life, social and political events of the period, influences on the author, and the characters and themes of the play.