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Ghost Light

O'connor, Joseph

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ISBN 10: 0436205718 / ISBN 13: 9780436205712
Editorial: Harvill Secker, Great Britain, 2010
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1. Flat-signed in black ink by the author, and unmarred by a dedication or date. A fantastic copy of this enchanting novel about an ageing actress recalling the love affair of her life, with the Irish dramatist John Millington Synge. By the author of 'Star of the Sea' and 'Redemption Falls'. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 001066

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Título: Ghost Light

Editorial: Harvill Secker, Great Britain

Año de publicación: 2010

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition

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Sinopsis:

A powerful and deeply moving masterpiece about love, partings and reconciliation -- and of the courage involved in living on nobody else's terms. Dublin, 1907. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Outspoken and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a Catholic girl from the slums of Dublin, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled genius, whose life is hampered by convention and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives. Their affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is quarrelsome, affectionate and tender.

Many years later, Molly, now a poverty-stricken old woman, makes her way through London's bomb-scarred city streets, alone but for a snowdrift of memories. Her once dazzling has faded but her unquenchable passion for life has kept her afloat.
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About the Author:

JOSEPH O'CONNOR was born in Dublin. His books include six previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea, and Redemption Falls. Star of the Sea became an international bestseller, winning the Irish Post Award for Fiction, an American Library Association Award, France's Prix Millepages, Italy's Premio Acerbi, and the Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year. His work has been published in thirty-five languages.
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