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The Bogman (Modern Irish Classics) [Paperback]

Walter Macken

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15 Sep 2011 Modern Irish Classics
Orphaned at a young age, Cahal Kinsella returns from Dublin to the small farming village of Caherlo to his tyrannical grandfather, and must assert his individuality if he has any hope of freedom from his misery. Walter Macken paints a memorable portrait of the hard life of subsistence farming, of loveless arranged marriages, and of rebellion against suffocating social mores. Originally published in 1994, New Island's Modern Irish Classics series brings this book back to life.

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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: New Island Books; New edition edition (15 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848401051
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848401051
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 12.1 x 19.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 891,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Macken wrote short stories, plays, and novels from the age of eight. He married Peggy Kenny in 1937, and soon after produced his first play, The Children of the Moon. Between 1939 and 1947 alone he produced 77 play productions. After his success as a playwright, he settled down to write a novel, The Bogman (1952), and published six more novels later in life. Walter Macken 1915 - 1967. www.waltermacken.com

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4.0 out of 5 stars Irish life as it wa 2 April 2013
By Anita Oriordan - Published on Amazon.com
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I read it years ago- this copy was a gift for my son who is enjoying it very much. Macken is a wonderful writer and is wee able to potray the Irish characters
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bogman by Walter Macken 18 Sep 2012
By kathleen C. Reynolds - Published on Amazon.com
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Truly a wonderful novel...the prose is lilting and evocative. Like many Irish stories, sadness always lurks behind the humor. This novel has a great storyline and is, unfortunately, a fast read. I wanted to keep reading !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Books in good condition 12 Nov 2012
By Joan E Potvin - Published on Amazon.com
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These books were in good condition; they arrived quickly and were well written. I thought I had ordered one but ended up with two and gave the extra one to a friend.
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