A House of Children

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New Directions Publishing, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
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The narrator, Evelyn, recalls the series of experiences during childhood summers at Donegal, which led to his perception of the world as an adult.
 

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A group of cousins spend summers and school holidays together in Ireland. Not much happens, but it's a charming character study. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
10
Section 3
16
Section 4
29
Section 5
40
Section 6
56
Section 7
66
Section 8
75
Section 14
150
Section 15
153
Section 16
169
Section 17
172
Section 18
185
Section 19
196
Section 20
202
Section 21
207

Section 9
85
Section 10
112
Section 11
116
Section 12
135
Section 13
140
Section 22
227
Section 23
231
Section 24
235
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About the author (1986)

Joyce Cary was born as Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in 1888. Cary studied art in Edinburgh and Paris and law at Oxford, before fighting in West Africa in World War I. He took up writing when injuries and bad health forced him into an early retirement. Cary wrote several novels, among them Mister Johnson, using his experiences in Africa as background. Cary has been acclaimed for his skill in creating well-developed plots and credible characterizations and for his unique sense of humor, and is best known for a trilogy that includes the novels Herself Surprised, To Be a Pilgrim, and The Horse's Mouth. Cary died in 1957.

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