Queen Lear

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Penguin Books, Nov 28, 1990 - 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

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Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
33
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Molly Keane was born Mary Nesta Skrine in County Kildare, Ireland on July 4, 1904. She wrote under the pseudonym M. J. Farrell. Keane wrote about Anglo-Irish society in her 1928 novel, Young Entry. Her play, Spring Meeting, was a hit in London and New York. Keane stopped writing until 1981, when she published Good Behaviour which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Molly Keane died on April 22, 1996 in Armore County, Waterford, Ireland.

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