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Author Name:    MOORE, Brian

Title:   Mangan Inheritance. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1979, 

Seller ID:   1002

MOORE, Brian. The Mangan Inheritance. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (1979). First Printing. Pp (12),[3]- [336],(6). 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. Rees A21b, Spadoni & Donnelly 3095. "Thirty-six-year-old Jamie Mangan, a failed poet/ and sometime journalist, who has suddenly and tragically beenset free from his seven-year, childless marriage to a beautiful and successful actress of stage and screen. Among his wife's friends in NewYork's theatrical world he had been looked upon as a somewhat pathetic app endage to her. Back home in Montreal, he discovers through his father and from documents that he may be descended from James Clarence Mangan, the drink- and drug-taking bohemian Irish poet of a century and a half ago, perhapsEuropes first poète maudit, whose Romantic verses are still read by Irelan d's schoolchildren. Among the family papers is a daguerrotype of the accursed poet that could well be photograph of Jamie himself, so close is the resemblance. Inrigued by this Doppelgänger, Jamie sets out for picturesque andsomewhat primitive southern Ireland [SW Ireland, Bantry Bay, &c]. [...] Th e Mangan Inheritance' is at once a mystery, a tale of passion and ambition,a search for roots, and a splendid evocation of the mist-drenched Irish la ndscape and its denizens. " - from the dj Very good in lightly rubbed dustjacket 35.00


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