The Tenants of Time Three friends who fought as young men in Ireland s Fenian uprising of take very different paths thereafter but their never broken bond determines the course of their lives They believe in Irelan

  • Title: The Tenants of Time
  • Author: Thomas Flanagan
  • ISBN: 9780525246060
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Three friends who fought as young men in Ireland s Fenian uprising of 1867 take very different paths thereafter, but their never broken bond determines the course of their lives They believe in Ireland, and they will fight for its freedom.

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    1. Thomas Flanagan

      Thomas Flanagan November 5, 1923 March 21, 2002 was an American professor of English literature who specialized in Irish literature He was also a successful novelist Flanagan, who was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, graduated from Amherst College in 1945 He was a tenured full Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley until his retirement Flanagan died in 2002, at the age of 78, in Berkeley He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979 The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds his papers.

    692 thoughts on “The Tenants of Time”

    1. I read this second book in the trilogy first; all three are magnificent.Growing up in a NYC Irish Catholic neighborhood I figured all Irishment werebeery semi-literate drunks; it took these book to convince me that being Irishwas something to be proud of and not ashamed of, not because the Irish are superior (although they're writing is) but because they never give up.


    2. Just arrived from USA through BM.After I have read Trinity by Leon Uris, which was recommended to my by an Irish author - Jean Harrington, I could never have imagined I would read a better book about Ireland’s story.This is the second book of Thomas Flanagan Trilogy.In the first book of this series, the large amount of narrators, eight in the total, did bother me. Since I was trying to following the story of each individual narrator, sometimes I was lost into the middle of narrative.In this se [...]


    3. This is one of those rare books where I feel I let it down rather than it let me down. A recounting of the events surrounding the Fenian rising of 1867, focusing on the small village of Kilpedar which achieved a certain amount of notoriety when a police barracks was burned down and a minor skirmish in snowy woods were later transformed into an heroic battle, the book sets out to slowly introduce the characters, the place, the time, the context, the history, the landscape, the society, the organi [...]



    4. For fans of Irish history (who are willing to tackle an 800+ page book), this is a very interesting work of historical fiction, blending fictional and real characters and events. It tells the story of the spectacularly unsuccessful Fenian uprising of 1867 in a small village in Ireland, and its consequences through the balance of that century. It focuses upon three close friends involved in the uprising and how it affected the course of their lives, as pieced together by a young historian later t [...]


    5. The Tenants of Time, like the last Thomas Flanagan book I read, concerns Irish history, in particular, the Fenian uprising of 1867 and the 40 years that followed. For the first three-quarters of the book, I thought it was one of the best books I had ever read. But then, the story seemed to become bogged down with too much detail about the politics of the era, with many characters introduced without much context (I kept thinking, "who is this guy now?"), and I didn't find the ending particularly [...]


    6. Nearly forty years ago I read Year of the French and I loved it. I didn't know that Flanagan had wrote more books regarding Irish history. It was a great surprise to find this. Set nearly one hundred years after previous one, this tells the story of the Fenian uprising of 1867. It also tells of the next twenty plus years including the rise and fall of Parnell.Littered with fantastic characters, and beautiful poetic descriptions of the countryside of Cork.Great news is there is another one in the [...]


    7. The first and last thirds of this book rate 4 stars, but it gets a bits bogged down in the middle, at least it did for me, with a bit too much detail. However, the author does such a wonderful job of combining real and fictional characters into the events that I was transported back in time. Learned a lot about Parnell and the Fenians.


    8. Not as enthralling as Year of the French, in my opinion, but certainly illuminating about the tangled history of Ireland in the late 19th century after the famine. The Land Wars, the Fenians, Parnell and all the rest are more understandable now.


    9. Didn't grab me. Maybe if I'd given it more time? But honestly, Irish politics in the 19th century just doesn't do it for me. As I said in another post, I read in bed and this book (hardcover) was soooo heavy it was a problem. hehe Perhaps I'll go back to it someday - but probably not.


    10. Why "saw film"----The Last September deals with the same phenom: great baronial houses abandoned and burned. By the end of the 18th century, the Dunns have moved into Culnacrutta in the Barony of Galmoy, today lumped together as Galmay-Glashare, in northernmost Kilkenny Cty.


    11. A well-written and fascinating portrayal of Ireland's history in the latter part of the 19th century. this book keeps you reading and keeps you challenged.



    12. Part of a great trilogy of Irish historical fiction, which begins with "The Year of the French" and ends with "The End of the Hunt".



    13. This may very well be my favorite novel about Ireland, and is definitely one of my favorite books of all time. Might even be one of my desert island 10



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