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The House of Splendid Isolation
The House of Splendid Isolation
Author: Edna O'Brien
Josie, the ailing, elderly inhabitant of an Irish country mansion, dwells in the shadowy world of remembered pain and loneliness. McGreevy, the terrorist, reintroduces the possibility of compassion and tenderness, but there is an inevitably violent conclusion to their understanding as the police net closes. With extraordinary skill and empathy, ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780452274525
ISBN-10: 0452274524
Pages: 240
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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A haunting story of a life sadly lived. A good portayal of how the captive becomes enraptured with her captor.The setting is Ireland during it's struggle to free itself of the English dominance. Often it is difficult to decide whose side you are on in the greater struggle as well as in the personal struggle portrayed in the story. A definite 5 stars!
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