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The Resource Ghost light, Joseph O'Connor

Ghost light, Joseph O'Connor

Label
Ghost light
Title
Ghost light
Statement of responsibility
Joseph O'Connor
Title variation
Ghost light
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collaborative effort between W. B. Yeats and resident playwright John Synge at the Abbey Theatre in 1907 gives way to a barrier-breaking affair with teen actress Molly Allgood, who after World War II looks back on her career and the great love of her life
Summary
A turbulent love story loosely based on the relationship between Irish playwright John Synge and actress Molly Allgood. The story opens in post-WWII London, where Molly is a spinster with a fondness for drink, but through a series of reminiscences the reader learns that, in her youth, she was a promising actress out of the poorer quarters of Dublin. Working in a theater group that included her more talented older sister and W.B. Yeats, Molly soon develops an attraction to the significantly older playwright Synge. She is pugnacious and ambitious, he circumspect and introverted, but the two secretly fall in with one another, and over the course of years they struggle with the differences in their age, class, and religion, and with their respective temperaments and expectations
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
378394
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connor, Joseph
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6065.C558
LC item number
G56 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Neill, Maire
  • Synge, J. M.
  • Actresses
  • Dramatists, Irish
  • Theater
Target audience
adult
Label
Ghost light, Joseph O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Francis Coady Book."
  • "Originally published in 2010 by Harvill Secker, Great Britain"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18870201
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780374161873
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Ghost light, Joseph O'Connor
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Francis Coady Book."
  • "Originally published in 2010 by Harvill Secker, Great Britain"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18870201
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780374161873
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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