Queen Lear

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Dutton, 1989 - Fiction - 232 pages
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Set in the stiff and mannered world of the Anglo-Irish upper class of the thirties and forties, the novel follows young Nicandra as she endures the effects of her mother's evil and unforgivable deed and her own disastrous marriage

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In this sad, moving, and rather shocking novel, Irish writer Keane evokes in careful detail a lost world--that of a well-to-do Anglo-Irish family in southern Ireland in the period between two world ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
33
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About the author (1989)

Molly Keane was born Mary Nesta Skrine in County Kildare, Ireland on July 20, 1904. From 1928 to 1956, she wrote under the pseudonym M. J. Farrell. As Farrell, she wrote 11 novels and several plays including Young Entry, Devoted Ladies, Loving without Tears, Spring Meeting, Ducks and Drakes, Guardian Angel, Treasure Hunt, and Dazzling Prospect. She stopped writing for over 20 years until Good Behaviour was published in 1981 under her married name and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her other later works include Time After Time and Loving and Giving. She died on April 22, 1996.

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