[O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE


  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • O Absalom
  • Howard Spring
  • English
  • 19 March 2019
  • 9780006155799

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Howard Spring æ 9 characters characters O Absalom 109 At London furnishing house; and their sons Oliver Essex and Rory O'Riordon Plus some other assorted characters from old Mr Moscrop and his daughter Nellie and Maeve O'Riordon Those. An absolute blockbuster of a novel narrated by author William Essex Recalling his childhood as the unwanted son of a Manchester washerwoman he remembers too his early and lifelong burning ambition to become richWhile in lodgings he becomes friends with Dermot a gifted carpenter with strong patriotic feelings for the Irish suffering under English rule And as the narrative follows the personal and professional lives of the two men Essex describes a conversation they have on the birth of their respective sons on the same day Dermot resolves that his son shall achieve what he has not I shall never be satisfied with the position of Ireland under the muddy feet of your bloody country My son shall not be satisfied with it He shall go to Ireland he shall learn to be an Irishman as I am not now you know what I want most passionately in this world for my son Essex also wants to realise in his son what he has missed himself I ve been poor in a way that even you have never known I just want him to have everything I ll work my fingers to the bone to give him every damn thing he asks for The two families are always close but the results of the different input from the fathers into their sons upbringing makes for a riveting read nail biting to the last Not perhaps great literature but Howard Spring writes with style and keeps the reader enthralled from the first sentence I loved his memory prophetic of things to come of swimming on a Cornish holiday just before the First World War The sight of all others most fascinating in those waters a horde of tiny silver fish swimming in a long thin procession ten or a dozen abreast like a small marine army on the move Endlessly they went by never changing their formation wheeling now to the right now to the left but always precise regimented moving as by a common will A small cloud drifted before the sun and the water still pellucid turned grey And the silver fish turned grey I could still see them a grey endless army moving to some unknown encounter across the grey floor of the sea In short a really good read

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O Absalom

Howard Spring æ 9 characters characters O Absalom 109 Boys grow up in friendship but the passing years create circumstances that divide them as their fathers learn the hard way that sons do not always develop the way a parent might wis. I have an old copy of his book that I remember buying in a used book store at the beach about 45 years ago I had read several novels by Howard Spring during the past year and so was interested in this one I remembered liking it a lot and so pulled it out to reread last week Published in 1938 it s an absorbing story of two families and especially of the love of two fathers for their sons I particularly loved the first half of the book when the narrator William Essex was growing up in Manchester and making his way from an impoverished childhood to becoming a prosperous novelist The second half of the book is a bit too melodramatic for me but always interesting Since the history of the time it spans the years from 1870 to 1922 plays such an important part of the story I was surprised there was no mention of the flu pandemic of 1918 19

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Howard Spring æ 9 characters characters O Absalom 109 The story of William Essex who rose from humble beginnings to become a successful dramatist and novelist and his friend Dermot O'Riordon a fervent Irish patriot and founder of a gre. 45 This is the second gem I ve read from the new Apollo reprint series after Josephine Johnson s Now in November It opens in working class Manchester in the 1870s and stretches through the aftermath of World War I Like a Dickensian urchin William Essex escapes his humble situation thanks to a kind benefactor and becomes a writer His best friend is Dermot O Riorden a fervid Irish Republican William s and Dermot s are roughly parallel tracks Their sons lives however are a different matter Oliver Essex and Rory O Riorden are born on the same day and it s clear at once that both fathers intend to live vicariously through their sons My Son My Son struck me as an unusual window onto World War I a subject I ve otherwise wearied of in fiction A straight line could be drawn between Great Expectations Maugham s Of Human Bondage My Son My Son and The Goldfinch all four feature a simultaneously sympathetic and enraging protagonist who overcomes family difficulties to dream of fame and fortune No mere period or local interest piece this is a book for the agesNote When first published in 1938 this was entitled O Absalom However considering Faulkner s similar title Absalom Absalom 1936 it was renamed See my full review at Shiny New Books


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  1. says: [O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE Free download Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Howard Spring Read & Download O Absalom

    [O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE Howard Spring æ 9 characters 45 This is the second gem I’ve read from the new Apollo reprint series after Josephine Johnson’s Now in November It opens in worki

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    [O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE If I was to sum this book up in one sentence it would be To a large extent for good or bad we are a product of our upbringingWilliam and Dermont are two close friends who plan and plot and ultimately live their lives through their two sons Oliver and Rory William is a man who lived a hardscrabble life but pulled himself up by his bootstaps to become a successful novelist He determines to never let his son lack a thing

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    Free download Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Howard Spring Howard Spring æ 9 characters Read & Download O Absalom My son gave me this book he found at a used bookstore He knew I'd love it because it had an inscription written it It was dated Christmas 1939 He knows I collect books like that They fascinate me But I'd never read anything by Howar

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    [O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE Free download Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Howard Spring Read & Download O Absalom I bought it due to the book design catching my eye and then by the blurb on the back I had this book sitting on my shelf for a while until I finally picked it up intending to just read a chunk of it and save the

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    Read & Download O Absalom [O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE Howard Spring æ 9 characters This book was long and very descriptive A saga about life and how messy it can be Rory Oliver Lavia Mauve McDermot Nellie all their li

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    Read & Download O Absalom Howard Spring æ 9 characters Free download Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Howard Spring An absolute blockbuster of a novel narrated by author William Essex Recalling his childhood as the unwanted son of a Manchester washerwoman he remembers too his early – and lifelong – burning ambition to become richWhile in lodgings he be

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    [O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE Free download Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Howard Spring Howard Spring æ 9 characters I read it around my sixteen years I adored it back then And the thing is that thirty five years after my first reading I still remember it But I want to reread it I wonder how I I am cgoing to evaluate it now

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    [O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE An old favourite Very emotional story set in Ireland Heartbreaking

  9. says: Read & Download O Absalom [O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE Free download Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Howard Spring

    Read & Download O Absalom [O Absalom] EBOOK / KINDLE Free download Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Howard Spring I have an old copy of his book that I remember buying in a used book store at the beach about 45 years ago I had read several novels by Howard Spring during the past year and so was interested in this one I reme

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    Read & Download O Absalom Free download Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Howard Spring Howard Spring æ 9 characters I read this for the first time when I was a teenager and have re read it several times since I am now on a project of reading all of Howard Spring's novels in chronological order and this was his third and it is

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