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The Martins Of Cro' Martin Vol. I

By: Charles James Lever
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Martins of Cro' Martin Vol. I" by Charles James Lever is a quintessential example of Irish literature and Victorian novel, penned by the prolific author Charles Lever. Set against the backdrop of Cro' Martin, this family saga unfolds in 19th-century Ireland, offering a vivid portrayal of Irish society and the intricacies of aristocratic families. Lever's signature style infuses the narrative with humor, making it a delightful yet insightful read. Through witty dialogue and situational comedy, Lever embeds social commentary and satirical observations, inviting readers to reflect on the societal norms of the time. Amidst the humor and satire, romantic subplots add depth to the storyline, while political intrigue weaves through the historical setting, adding layers of complexity to the narrative. Yet, at its core, "The Martins of Cro' Martin" remains a character-driven tale, where the interplay of personalities drives the plot forward. Lever's masterful storytelling paints a rich tapestry of life in 19th-century Ireland, capturing the essence of the era with precision and charm. As readers delve into the world of Cro' Martin, they are transported to a time of grandeur, laughter, and intrigue, making this novel a timeless classic of Victorian literature.

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Charles James Lever

Charles James Lever was an Irish author and storyteller who lived from August 31, 1806 to June 1, 1872. Anthony Trollope said that Lever's books were like his conversations. Lever was born on Amiens Street in Dublin. He was the second son of architect and builder James Lever and went to special schools. He had many adventures at Trinity College, Dublin, from 1823 to 1828. It was there that he got his medical degree in 1831. Some of the stories of his books are based on these experiences. The character of Frank Webber in the book Charles O'Malley was based on Robert Boyle, a friend from college who later became a priest. Lever and Boyle made extra money by singing original songs in the streets of Dublin. They also pulled off a lot of other jokes, which Lever wrote about in more detail in his books O'Malley, Con Cregan, and Lord Kilgobbin. Before he really started studying medicine, Lever went to Canada on an emigrant ship as an untrained surgeon. He has used some of what he learned in Con Cregan, Arthur O'Leary, and Roland Cashel. When he got to Canada, he went into the woods and joined a Native American group. But he had to leave because his life was in danger, just like his character Bagenal Daly did in his book The Knight of Gwynne.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 342 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363059499
  • ISBN-13: 9789363059498
  • Item Weight: 444.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 18.9mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Family Life