Rising Tide by M. J. Farrell (Molly Keane)

Rising Tide by M. J. Farrell (Molly Keane). 1984 Virago Modern Classic reprint (c/r 1937), 320 pages. According to her obituary in the Independent: "Molly Keane had an unusual place in contemporary literature, in writing very good plays and novels under two entirely separate identities at different times of her life. She was a leading playwright in the 1930s ... and she was an interesting novelist. But all the time she wrote under the pseudonym of "M.J. Farrell" and few outside her close circle knew who she really was. Then personal tragedy intervened, she stopped writing and it was many years until, in 1981, the novel Good Behaviour was published under her own name, caused a sensation and just missed the Booker Prize. She became a celebrity both in Britain and in her home- country, Ireland." Rising Tide was Keane's seventh novel, a tale three generations of an upper-class Irish family.

Condition: Good used condition

"It requires an effort to realise the necessities, pleasures, colossal bad taste, Romance, trust, suspicion, pride of those years."

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