- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Merlin Publishing; New edition edition (April 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0863270433
- ISBN-13: 978-0863270437
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.3 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Famine (Great Contemporary Authors) Paperback – Apr 1984
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Top Customer Reviews
This book makes it easier to understand how over a million people were left to die and a million more emigrated, even though Ireland was actually exporting food during this period. Even though people were dying of hunger, they were still evicted onto the street for non payment of rent by landlords living in mansions; starving people were refused food by shopkeepers as they had no money to pay. One is shocked by the smallmindedness and greed of the middleclass Irish as much as the greed of the landlord class.
This book should be compulsory reading in every school in Ireland and UK as it helps to explain the political mindset that developed in post famine Ireland. It also illustrates how such a massive human tragedy was allowed to happen
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good condition. Just yellowy pages showing its age, but otherwise perfect. Very pleased as this book is out of print.Published 10 months ago by CN
By far and away it's the best novel I have Read about the famine in Ireland. My father is Irish from Mullingar and he has read it after me and said it's pretty factual, which... Read morePublished on 31 Aug. 2013 by Madikwe