The Country Girls Trilogy

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by Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien’s iconic trilogy of novels – The Country GirlsThe Lonely Girl and Girls in their Married Bliss – depicts the lives and loves of two girls in rural 1950s Ireland.

The Country Girls Trilogy

Edna O’Brien’s debut novels revolutionised Irish literature in the 1960s. Banned by the authorities as ‘indecent and obscene’ and burned by the clergy, they were instantly notorious for their frank portrayal of sexual desire. But scandal soon became fame, and made this coming-of-age story a bestseller and instant classic.

Caithleen ‘Kate’ Brady and Bridget ‘Baba’ Brennan have grown up in the repressive atmosphere of a small Irish village. Kate is a romantic, looking for love; Baba is a reckless survivor. After being expelled from convent school, they dream of conquering the bright lights of Dublin. However, they are rewarded with bad faith, bad luck, and bad sex. They marry for the wrong reasons, then betray for the wrong reasons; and fight – in their unique ways – the expectations forced upon young ‘girls’ of every era that dictate the women they become.

Edna O’Brien’s portrait of innocence and youth, love and despair, hope and reality, continues to inspire new generations of readers.

About the Author

Edna O’Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal, the Frank O’Connor Prize, the PEN/Nabokov Award For Achievement in International Literature, and the David Cohen Prize for Literature. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many years.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 15.4 × 2.5 × 23.4 cm

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