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Book Title: The Tenants Of Time|
The author of the book: Thomas Flanagan
ISBN 13: 9780525246190
Edition: Dutton Books
Date of issue: 1988
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The latter half of the nineteenth century; Ireland, England, America--the sweep of The Tenants of Time is epic, yet the effect, page by page, is to create a telling intimacy. One believes in these tenants of time. The powerful and the humble, the rich and the dispossessed--they have an unforgettable life here, in and beyond fiction.
The action evolves in a complex web that takes us into the vast estates of the aristocracy, peasant cottages, sleepy market towns, Dublin, London, the immigrants' New York and Chicago. But the web begins in Kilpeder, the seat of the Earls of Ardmor, where three friends--Hugh MacMahon, Robert Delaney, and Edward Nolan--are among the sixty young men who take part in the Rising there: an advance on the headquarters of the Royal Constabulary and a retreat to Clonbrony Wood and surrender. But the experience of that single day, from dawn to nightfall, seals a bond between the three friends that determines the course of their lives.
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Read information about the authorThomas Flanagan (November 5, 1923 – March 21, 2002) was an American professor of English literature who specialized in Irish literature. He was also a successful novelist. Flanagan, who was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, graduated from Amherst College in 1945. He was a tenured full - Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley until his retirement. Flanagan died in 2002, at the age of 78, in Berkeley.
He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979. The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds his papers.
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