Ireland: Selected Stories

Ireland: Selected Stories

by William Trevor


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William Trevor's Last Stories is forthcoming from Viking.

William Trevor has long been hailed as one of the greatest living writers of short fiction. These nineteen stories—selected by Trevor himself from The Collected Stories and After Rain—capture the nuances of rural and middle-class life in the Ireland he knows so well. Here are its people, their lives driven by love, faith, and duty, surviving in a culture that blends tradition with transformation. In spare and eloquent prose Trevor's stories engage and provoke us as only the best fiction can.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140277593
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/15/1998
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,234,127
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 6 Years

About the Author

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of twenty-nine books, including Felicia’s Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture, and The Story of Lucy Gault, which was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread Fiction Prize. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction. In 2001, he won the Irish Times Literature Prize for fiction. Two of his books were chosen by The New York Times as best books of the year, and his short stories appeared regularly in The New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire.


Devon, England

Date of Birth:

May 24, 1928

Place of Birth:

Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland


Trinity College, Dublin, 1950

Table of Contents

Ireland Author's Note
The Ballroom of Romance
The Distant Past
Teresa's Wedding
Death in Jerusalem
Downstairs at Fitzgerald's
Beyond the Pale
An Evening with John Joe Dempsey
Autumn Sunshine
The Paradise Lounge
Two More Gallants
The News from Ireland
The Third Party
Events at Drimaghleen
Family Sins
The Piano Tuner's Wives
Honeymoon in Tramore
Lost Ground
August Saturday
Kathleen's Field

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