Year of publication: 2005
Blind Love by Wilkie Collins PREFACE IN the month of August 1889, and in the middle of the seaside holiday, a message came to me from Wilkie Collins, then, though we hoped otherwise, on his death-bed. It was conveyed to me by Mr. A. P. Watt. He told me that his son had just come from Wilkie Collins: that they had been speaking of his novel, Blind Love, then running in the Illustrated London News: that the novel was, unfortunately, unfinished: that he himself could not possibly finish it: and ...
Keywords: Conspiracies -- Fiction Domestic fiction Ireland -- Fiction Married women -- Fiction Secret societies -- Fiction Suspense fiction
Year of publication: 2001
DUBLINERS By James Joyce THE SISTERS THERE was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke. Night after night I had passed the house it was vacation time and studied the lighted square of window: and night after night I had found it lighted in the same way, faintly and evenly. If he was dead, I thought, I would see the reflection of candles on the darkened blind for I knew that two candles must be set at the head of a corpse. He had often said to me: I am not long for this world, and I ...
Keywords: Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction Short stories
Year of publication: 2012
Kevin Barry CITY OF BOHANE for Olivia Smith I OCTOBER 1 The Nature of the Disturbance Whatevers wrong with us is coming in off that river. No argument: the taint of badness on the citys air is a taint off that river. This is the Bohane river were talking about. A blackwater surge, malevolent, it roars in off the Big Nothin wastes and the city was spawned by it and was named for it: city of Bohane. He walked the docks and breathed in the sweet badness of the river. It was past midnight on the ...
Keywords: dystopia Ireland