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'The Aran Islands' parts I,II,III,IV (two volumes)

£150.00

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1921, Maunsel & Roberts Ltd. Dublin and London

Synge's first account of life in the Aran Islands was published in the New Ireland Review in 1898 and his book, 'The Aran Islands', based largely on journals, was completed in 1901 and published in 1907 with illustrations by Jack Butler Yeats. Synge considered the book "my first serious piece of work". When Lady Gregory read the manuscript she advised Synge to remove any direct naming of places and to add more folk stories, but he refused to do either because he wanted to create something more realistic. The book expresses Synge's belief that beneath the Catholicism of the islanders it was possible to detect a substratum of the pagan beliefs of their ancestors.

CONDITION: No dust jacket, white and grey boards with gilt text. Very slight wear to edges, spines somewhat faded. Moderate foxing to edges, small indent on page edge of second volume. Pages generally very good with occasional marking.

A nice, solid copy.

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Author(s):
J.M. Synge
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Maunsel and Roberts Ltd.
Title:
The Aran Islands parts I,II,III,IV (two volumes)

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1921, Maunsel & Roberts Ltd. Dublin and London

Synge's first account of life in the Aran Islands was published in the New Ireland Review in 1898 and his book, 'The Aran Islands', based largely on journals, was completed in 1901 and published in 1907 with illustrations by Jack Butler Yeats. Synge considered the book "my first serious piece of work". When Lady Gregory read the manuscript she advised Synge to remove any direct naming of places and to add more folk stories, but he refused to do either because he wanted to create something more realistic. The book expresses Synge's belief that beneath the Catholicism of the islanders it was possible to detect a substratum of the pagan beliefs of their ancestors.

CONDITION: No dust jacket, white and grey boards with gilt text. Very slight wear to edges, spines somewhat faded. Moderate foxing to edges, small indent on page edge of second volume. Pages generally very good with occasional marking.

A nice, solid copy.

Author(s):
J.M. Synge
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Maunsel and Roberts Ltd.
Title:
The Aran Islands parts I,II,III,IV (two volumes)

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