Fools of fortune

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Viking Press , New York
Family -- Ireland -- Fi

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StatementWilliam Trevor.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6070.R4 F6 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination238 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3186786M
ISBN 100670323551
LC Control Number83047867
OCLC/WorldCa9464765

Fools of Fortune is an earlier novel, one that, apparently, Graham Greene called his best novel. Trevor takes three lives, intertwines them, and stretches them out over many decades.

Trevor takes three lives, intertwines them, and stretches them out over many decades.4/5. There should be hundreds. I ordered and read this book because of Francine Prose's recommendation of it in her recent book about reading like a writer.

Fools Fools of fortune book Fortune is a rich blend of qualities rarely found together. The style is simple, but the book is seriously literary.

It is poetic. It is tense. It is a love story. It is a tale of by: There should be hundreds.

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I ordered and read this book because of Francine Prose's recommendation of it in her recent book about reading like a writer. Fools of Fortune is a rich blend of qualities rarely found together.

The style is simple, but the book is seriously literary. It is poetic. It is tense. It is a love story. It is a tale of Fools of fortune book. About Fools of Fortune. Penguin Classics is proud to welcome William Trevor—”Ireland’s answer to Chekhov” (The Boston Globe) and “one of the best writers of our era” (The Washington Post)—to our distinguished list of literary this award-winning novel, an informer’s body is found on the estate of a wealthy Irish family shortly after the First World War, and an.

The most richly kind and gentle of people—like the mill-owning Quintons of Kilneagh—can become the fools of fortune in the wake of violence, as recalled by William Quinton in the novel's first section. fools of fortune User Review - Kirkus Again, as in many of his recent short stories, Trevor devotes this immaculate new novel to the insidious legacy, the spreading stain, of random acts of violence—specifically those rooted in Ireland's 4/5(3).

Fools of fortune. [William Trevor] -- Willie Quinton, a child of eight, is becoming acutely aware that his Protestant parents are supporters of Irish Home Rule. His father and sisters are killed, but Willie surpresses the memory of their. Fools of Fortune William Trevor Penguin Classics, pages William Trevor is a joy.

If you’re not familiar with his work, you have a treat in store. Best known for his short stories, he’s also the author of a goodly number of novels, many of which have won awards and. Fools of Fortune by William Trevor - a classic early novel from one of the world's greatest writers Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year Murder and revenge during the Irish Civil War The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years.4/5().

His latest novel, ''The Story of Lucy Gault,'' blends national and private heartache, somewhat in the manner of his earlier ''Fools of Fortune.'' The new book spans the history of Irish independence, opening in and closing when the people of a town the author calls Enniseala, in County Cork, can ''walk about the streets chatting on the Author: Thomas Mallon.

One novel, which I first read many years ago, and now again, but not for the last time, is Fools of Fortune. The title may come from Romeo’s despairing cry after he revenges his friend Mercutio’s death by killing Tybalt, the King of Cats: “O I am Fortune’s fool!”.

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Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year. Murder and revenge during the Irish Civil War. The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years.

Fools of Fortune by William Trevor - a classic early novel from one of the world's greatest writers. Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year. Murder and revenge during the Irish Civil War. The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years.

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William Trevor KBE (24 May – 20 November ) was an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. One of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in the English language.

He won the Whitbread Prize three times and was nominated five times for the Booker Prize, the last for his novel Love Citizenship: British. In William Trevor Children of Dynmouth (), and Fools of Fortune (). The latter two both won the Whitbread Literary Award for novels.

In addition, Felicia’s Journey () was named the Whitbread Book of the Year. IN William Trevor's lucid new novel, ''Fools of Fortune,'' the young Willie Quinton sees the future unfurling before him with the bright clarity of youth: he will take over his father's mill, marry his pretty cousin, Marianne, and one day they will live together at the family homestead of Kilneagh in County Cork - just as their ancestors have done.

A masterpiece of Irish literature of the Victorian Age, The Real Charlotte draws characters from the worlds of Anglo-Irish aristocracy and the native Irish peasantry. Delightful.-The Guardian. 'Fools of Fortune' takes place on the huge estate of the Quintons.

Sheltered from the economic and political travails all around them, they are shocked into the real world when one of their workers is ritualistically murdered. Previously noncommittal, the family is /10().

Fools of Fortune or Gambling and Gamblers Comprehending a history of the vice in ancient and modern times, and in both hemispheres; an exposition of its alarming prevalence and destructive effects; with an unreserved and exhaustive disclosure of such frauds, tricks and devices as are practiced by "Professional" gamblers, "Confidence Men" and 3/5(1).

Fools of fortune is really about the sad legacy of the troubled times in Ireland; it is about obsession & justice. While it may be a very quick & easy read, don't let that fool you. The book is quite complex.

If you are at all interested in Irish history, you will enjoy this book.4/5(8). Fools of Fortune is a rich blend of qualities rarely found together.

The style is simple, but the book is seriously literary. It is poetic. It is tense. It is a love story. It is a tale of revenge. The plot hinges on cruelty. The core of its message is humane. We become intimately familiar with /5(41).

Fools of Fortune by William Trevor - a classic early novel from one of the world's greatest writers Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year Murder and revenge during the Irish Civil War The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years.

Though Anglo-Irish Protestant, they sympathize with the cause of. In short, the phrase “fools of fortune” is also present in the novel as an expression uttered by Willie’s father, and later on by Marianne, to talk about wretched citizens of Kilneagh.

In short, the Quintons became victim to a tragic destiny for being an Anglo-Irish family living in Ireland during a time of war against the British. Buy a cheap copy of Fools of Fortune book by William Trevor. Penguin Classics is proud to welcome William Trevor—Ireland’s answer to Chekhov (The Boston Globe) and one of the best writers of our era (The Washington Free shipping over $Cited by: Get this from a library.

Fools of fortune. [William Trevor] -- "William Quinton, a young Irishman who survived the 'troubles, ' fell in love with a beautiful English cousin. Not until fifty years later did he learn that they have a child." *** "Willie. Fools of fortune by William Trevor; 7 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Family, Fiction, Family -- Ireland -- Fiction; Places: Ireland.

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