The House Of Splendid Isolation by Edna O'Brien

Josie, the ailing, elderly inhabitant of an Irish country mansion, dwells in the shadowy world of remembered pain and loneliness. McGreevy, the terrorist, reintroduces the possibility of compassion and tenderness, but there is an inevitably violent conclusion to their understanding as the police net closes. With extraordinary skill and empathy, Edna O'Brien shows two faces of a divided land: the yearnings of a woman whose youthful joy was broken, and the intransigent idealism of her captor. Brave and moving, THE HOUSE OF SPLENDID ISOLATION is Edna O'Brien at her very best.

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The 2031st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 94th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The House of Splendid Isolation : A Novel Paperback 2109864 $24.90 $1.59 1995
House of Splendid Isolation, The Lonely Girl Hardcover 9286320 $0.01
House of Splendid Isolation Hardcover 12534637 $44.76
House of Splendid Isolation Hardcover 1312992 $79.45 $2.00 1994
The House of Splendid Isolation: A Novel Paperback 383423 $6.00 $0.01 1995
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House of Splendid Isolation (G K Hall Large Print Book Series) Hardcover 3823745 $8.28 $4.92