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Donn Byrne (1) (1889–1928)

Autor/a de Messer Marco Polo

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23+ obres 377 Membres 7 Ressenyes

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Crèdit de la imatge: Cut down scan of back cover of Penguin No.552; unattributed picture.

Obres de Donn Byrne

Messer Marco Polo (1921) 134 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Hangman's House (1926) 37 exemplars
The Power of the Dog (1929) 29 exemplars
Brother Saul (1927) 22 exemplars
Destiny Bay (1928) 22 exemplars
Blind Raftery and his wife, Hilaria (1924) 22 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Crusade (1928) 18 exemplars
The Wind Bloweth (2010) 17 exemplars
Ireland, the rock whence I was hewn (1927) 16 exemplars, 1 ressenya
O'Malley of Shanganagh (1924) 16 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Changeling, and other stories (2003) 10 exemplars
A party of baccarat (2013) 5 exemplars
A woman of the shee and other stories, (1932) 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Hound of Ireland (1935) 4 exemplars
The Foolish Matrons (2014) 2 exemplars
The Wake (short story) (1915) 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Island of Youth 1 exemplars

Obres associades

More Stories to Remember, Volume I (1958) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Best Loved Books for Young Readers 06 (1868) 84 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Great Irish Stories of the Supernatural (1992) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
The Best Short Stories of 1915 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (1915) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Four Novels for Adventure (1960) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars


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Personally, I loved this book. There were stories and names and places I'd never heard of before and a few that I have heard of before. It's a fascinating book full of little bits of knowledge. I think I filled up about six pages worth of notes.

The one downside of this book is that it partially assumes that the reader knows exactly what and where it's talking about. At some point your eyes start to just see the words instead of actually reading them.

Overall, perfectly delightful.
Rhydion | Oct 31, 2017 |
I have read one of Byrne's books with pleasure (Messer Marco Polo) so I got this one, but as far as I recall, I have never read it. The title story is about a Norman-Irish family whose family banshee (not really a "shee" in the sense of a fairy, it seems, but the ghost of a women rescued by one of the ancestors of the clan) keens for every man of the house who has been worthy of the chivalry of his ancestor, but now a black sheep of the family has died in New York, and his old mother is troubled that the banshee has not keened for him.… (més)
antiquary | Nov 2, 2016 |
Early Pulitzer Prize winner. Odd little novel, which presents the life of Marco Polo as a story told by an Irish bard. The Polo material has more to do with Coleridge's poem than history and creates a romance between Marco Polo and Kubla Khan's daughter. Does not stand up well.
Bjace | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 30, 2014 |
This is an interesting story of an itinerant harpist in 17th century Ireland, and his meeting with a Spanish woman left in compromising circumstances, with whom he falls in love. Who rescues who in the end is left for the reader to decide. It is filled with atmospheric details of Irish culture and life of that time. Any Eirophile will enjoy it, as did I!
shaunas | Mar 22, 2012 |


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