In Ireland in 1826 millions knew only famine, oppression and degradation. The landlords ground down the tenant famers; tithe wars and injustice were rife.
But Dualta Duane battles against tyranny, struggling to survive the evils of hunger, poverty and disease. Courageous and fortified by an enduring love, Duane’s unconquerable spirit personifies the love of freedom that raged in the soul of Ireland. The novel runs from the 1820's up tp the onset of famine in the 1840's.
The second book in his loose Irish Trilogy, which included Seek the Fair Land, The Silent People ( this book) and The Scorching Wind. The books can be read singly - although all are set in the West of Ireland and include some recurring locations and family names, but are otherwise unlinked .
This is a reprint edition, 1968, first published in 1962. Heavy tanning and age spotting to page block, internally no inscriptions, spine uncreased. Light edgewear to corners. Bumps to covers.