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Fools Of Fortune Paperback – Aug 30 2004

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin UK; Reissue edition (Aug. 30 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140111816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140111811
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 118 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,111,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"William Trevor at his best." —The New York Times

"Arresting, powerful, and indelible. A story of courage and love... as tender and wistful as an Irish lament." —The Washington Post

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

William Trevor was born in County Cork in 1928 and spent his childhood in various provincial Irish towns. He went to Trinity College, Dublin and then to England in 1953. He now lives in Devon. In 1977 William Trevor received an honorary CBE in recognition of his services to literature, and in 1998 he was awarded the prestigious David Cohen British Literature Prize for a lifetime's achievement in writing.

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Format: Paperback
A few years have passed since I last read Trevor's novels and hardly could I remember how great he is and his fictions are. I have just finished reading this novel and have come to conclude that all of Trevor's novels should not be missed. Setting against the historical Anglo-Irish complex relationships, the novel tells a sorrowful and poignant love story that spans three generations. Trevor's use of language is subtle, delicate, and controlled and is a first-rate writing. The fact that I'm unfamiliar with the Anglo-Irish history might have undermined my appreciation and comprehension (in a certain way) of this novel, nonetheless, this is a great book and should be recommended to those who love reading.
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William Trevor continues to be one of the most talented of living writers. While his forte is short stories, his novels are also of excellent quality. Trevor is above all a story-teller and holds the reader's attention from beginning to end. 'Fools of Fortune' is no exception. One does not have to know a lot about the tangled and tragic era in which the novel is set to enjoy a human story which has relevance in all places and for all ages of readers.
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Murder begets murder begets murder begets . . . madness. Enacting personally the larger Anglo-Irish tragedy, a family experiences, and inflicts, murder, leading ultimately to the insanity of the latest-born of the clan. Aeschylus would have understood, though his Orestes ultimately escaped the demons of his past. A gripping piece of fiction that is at the same time a history of Irish-English relations "writ small."
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This an intensely moving story of young love set in 1918 Ireland. We see how three generations of the same family are shattered by the Anglo-Irish fighting. Trevor weaves a tale of political intrique, love and self exile. Anyone interested in Ireland's political past and future will find this worth reading. ( The movie version of this book stays very true to Trevor's tale.
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What can I say? It's William Trevor's prose about love, politics and patriotism. I recommend this book to everyone with a heart beating in their chest. In comparison to his other novels, I find that this book captures the innocence of youth and the loss of innocence that war and times of trouble can bring.
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