THE WAGER by Daniel Corkery


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Short stories by a retired schoolmaster of Cork City, Ireland, are here introduced to the American public. They are of special appeal for those whose interests lie in Caltin literature, for their whole tenor is of the people, their traditions, humor, superstition, and human relationships, and emphasized by the lilt of their own language. The title story is a fair sample of the book -- of a bet which had not only a deadly but a ghostly ending; others deal with a boy's coming of age, an old man's loss of a long held memory, of the disproving of a fantastic story, etc. Literate and distinctive, this is for a special market.

Pub Date: March 20th, 1950
Publisher: Devin-Adair