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John Mcgahern - The Power of Darkness (Plays) - 9780571167098 - KHS0048525
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The Power of Darkness (Plays)

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Description for The Power of Darkness (Plays) Paperback. In an old Irish farmhouse, the wealthy but ailing Peter King and his second young wife, Eileen are surrounded at close quarters by the smothering attentions of "interested" parties, from Paddy the casual labourer to Paul, a handsome young workman. Num Pages: 64 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 121 x 193 x 4. Weight in Grams: 82. First edition. 52pp. Excellent condition. Keywords: "Subjects - Music, Stage & Screen - Performing Arts - Plays & Drama - Bestsellers,Subjects - Music, Stage & Screen - Performing Arts - Plays & Drama - 20th Century,Subjects - Poetry, Drama & Criticism"
Paul King, an Irish landowner, is dying; his wife is half his age. He has not allowed his wealth to spread ease or comfort. When he dies, his handsome young workman Paul is urged by a cunning mother to move in on the vulnerable young widow. The Power of Darkness reflects a fallen world. The title is a description of the force that drives it; sexual ignorance and the old fear of famine lead to irrational greed, coupled with the need for redemption.

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About John Mcgahern
Born in 1934, John McGahern was the eldest of seven children, raised on a farm in the West of Ireland. The son of a Garda sergeant who had served as an IRA volunteer in the Irish War of Independence, he was devastated by his mother's death when he was nine. An outstanding student, McGahern studied at University College Dublin and ... Read more

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