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Classic Irish Short Stories, Vol. 1
by George Moore
The Irish have always had a knack for telling wonderful stories, and their fantastic ability has been recognized from early Gaelic times. For centuries, stories of all kinds have been offered to friends and strangers alike as a form of entertainment and communication. Today in Ireland, the short story is revered even above the novel. Hearing these magnificent stories, we b ...more
Audio Cassette, 3 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Audio Connoisseur
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Solid collection of (somewhat dated) Irish shorts with characteristic Irish black humor, but maybe a "wee" too much of the use of stereotypical Irish accents rendered into print. My favorite was the last, a running feud between two village elders as to the proper location of a deceased neighbor's family burial plot, and the only semi-bereaved widow (a fourth wife of the deceased) finding much to admire in the gravedigger twins who put her late husband in the ground.
George Augustus Moore (24 February 1852 – 21 January 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo. He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s. There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day.More about George Moore...