Amongst Women by John McGahern

Amongst Women is a novel by the Irish author John McGahern (1934-2006). The novel tells the story of Michael Moran, a bitter, ageing Irish Republican Army (IRA) veteran, and his tyranny over his wife and children, who both love and fear him. It is McGahern's best known novel and is considered his masterpiece. It was shortlisted for the 1990 Booker Prize and won the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Literary Award in 1991.

The 558th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 8th on Top 10 British, Irish or Commonwealth Novels from 1980 to 2005 (The Observer)
  2. - 71st on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  3. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Amongst Women Paperback 1649373 $4.50 1998
Amongst Women Paperback 396904 $10.00 $1.37 1991
Amongst Women Hardcover 3207498 $109.10 $0.01 1990
Amongst Women Paperback 4443129 $7.68 $0.01
Amongst Women Paperback 1374223 $6.85 $1.60 1991
Amongst Women Hardcover 1891577 $55.99 $1.28 1990
Amongst Women Paperback 1927585 $8.99 $0.01 1991
Amongst Women Paperback 2725578 $113.32 $1.18