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Edith : a novel / Martina Devlin.

By: Devlin, Martina.
Publisher: Dublin : The Lilliput Press, 2022Description: 268 p. : map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781843518303.Subject(s): Somerville, E. Œ. 1858-1949. (Edith Œnone), -- Fiction | Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography -- Fiction | Authors, Irish -- 20th century -- Biography -- FictionDDC classification: 823 Summary: Edith is a captivating novel based on the life of Edith Somerville (1858-1949) of 2Somerville and Ross" fame. It is the early 1920s and Ireland is on the cusp of radical change. Amid the turbulence of the revolutionary period, Irish R.M. writer Edith Somerville struggles to find a place for herself. As fellow members of the ascendancy are burned out, Edith fears for her beloved West Cork home, Drishane House - the source of her inspiration. Violent civil war erupts across the country and a new state is born, with people forced to weigh their loyalties. The earlier death of her collaborator Martin Ross leaves Edith feeling vulnerable, but she keeps their connection alive through séances and automatic writing. Their story is unique to Irish literature. In this dazzling portrayal of a proto-feminist who straddles two cultures, we see a writer and artist in the round, holding fast to hope, humour and her steadfast spirit - even as her world changes beyond recognition. - Book cover.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Summer 2022
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Edith is a captivating novel based on the life of Edith Somerville (1858-1949) of 2Somerville and Ross" fame.
It is the early 1920s and Ireland is on the cusp of radical change. Amid the turbulence of the revolutionary period, Irish R.M. writer Edith Somerville struggles to find a place for herself.
As fellow members of the ascendancy are burned out, Edith fears for her beloved West Cork home, Drishane House - the source of her inspiration. Violent civil war erupts across the country and a new state is born, with people forced to weigh their loyalties.
The earlier death of her collaborator Martin Ross leaves Edith feeling vulnerable, but she keeps their connection alive through séances and automatic writing. Their story is unique to Irish literature.
In this dazzling portrayal of a proto-feminist who straddles two cultures, we see a writer and artist in the round, holding fast to hope, humour and her steadfast spirit - even as her world changes beyond recognition. - Book cover.

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