The Country Girls [together with:] The Lonely Girl [and:] Girls In their Married Bliss. Edna O'Brien.

The Country Girls [together with:] The Lonely Girl [and:] Girls In their Married Bliss

London: Hutchinson/Jonathan Cape, 1960-1964. First editions of Edna O'Brien's first three novels, the "Country Girls" trilogy. 224; 254; 190 pp. Publisher's cloth, dust jackets. The Country Girls: spine slightly rolled, corners slightly bumped; jacket shows edgewear and some small chips at the top corners, two pieces of old tape reinforcement on head and tail of spine verso. The Lonely Girl: slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, corners slightly bumped; jacket has minor edgewear. Girls In Their Married Bliss: top corners bumped; jacket shows corresponding bumps and minor edgewear. Altogether a crisp and bright set of this landmark in modern Irish literature. The critic Eimear McBride wrote of it, "O'Brien's invocation of women characters who dared desire more from life than the traditional domestic and sexual servitude, emotional disaffection and intellectual abnegation was nothing short of revolutionary.... The Country Girls, often referred to as the quintessential tale of Irish girlhood, is not the novel that broke the mould: it is the one that made it." Item #1991

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