[PDF] Download ☆ The Rising of Bella Casey | by ↠ Mary Morrissy


  • Title: The Rising of Bella Casey
  • Author: Mary Morrissy
  • ISBN: 9781847175762
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback

  • Bella is a clever girl who trains as a school teacher, determined to escape the limitations of her genteel impoverishment However, the manager of her school, Archibald Leeper, a married clergyman, develops a morbid attachment to her and places Bella in an untenable position Her only escape is to marry a young army corporal, Nicholas Beaver, to hide the fact that her repuBella is a clever girl who trains as a school teacher, determined to escape the limitations of her genteel impoverishment However, the manager of her school, Archibald Leeper, a married clergyman, develops a morbid attachment to her and places Bella in an untenable position Her only escape is to marry a young army corporal, Nicholas Beaver, to hide the fact that her reputation has been ruined However, when Nicholas dies from syphilis, Bella realises that she is not the only one who has been keeping sexual secrets.
    Mary Morrissy
    Mary Morrissy born 1957 Dublin is an Irish writer Morrissy was educated at the Rathmines School of Journalism She worked in Australia, and as a sub editor of The Irish Press She taught creative writing for the University of Arkansas, and University of Iowa creative writing summer programmes She was a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, for her work in progress, The Duchess, an imagined autobiography of Bella O Casey, the sister of Se n O Casey In 2008 09, she was Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington at George Washington University, Washington DC.Her novel Mother of Pearl was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and longlisted for the Orange Prize in 1996.


    Commentaires:

    Amanda - Go Book Yourself
    A review copy was provided by Brandon in return for an honest reviewA beautiful, enigmatic and harrowing story.Using a blend of fact and fiction, Sean O Casey, the acclaimed playwright attempts to rise the memory of his sister Bella from the ashes of her past. Bella is a clever character but her circumstances in life never seem to allow her to use her brain to its full potential. She excels as a teacher. Nurturing impoverished young minds into believing that they can be more than what they are. [...]

    Margo Mcguirk
    Very, very good if you're Irish and get it.

    Jamie
    five stars. one of the best books I have had the privilege to read.

    Just This
    i enjoyed some parts more than others - the conceit of her brother being unable to write about her was unnecessary and forced, i felt.

    Julie
    Most fascinating for the difference between what the (fictional) Bella experienced and what her brother thought she experienced. Powerful testament.

    Cian Morey
    Nil desperandum, Bella, nil desperandum!Not quite as easy a task as it might sound.The Rising of Bella Casey is the definitive almanac of shite that the relatives of the famed playwright Seán O'Casey were forced to put up with for most of their sad lives in turn-of-the-century Dublin. Author Mary Morrissy chronicles their seemingly endless plight in a grim downward spiral that crawls from dark decade to darker decade, from vile tenements to worse, from deathly life to lively death. This is amon [...]

    Liz Maguire
    I learnt about this novel, The Rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissy, by reading the back few pages of White Feathers by Susan Lanigan (review here) where the publisher was lauding similar works. I have to say that The Rising of Bella Casey was an informative and different piece of historical fiction which I am glad to have included in my March reads. Taking place in the later half of the 19th century and first fifteen years of the 20th, The Rising of Bella Casey tells the story of Irish playwr [...]

    Catalina
    Meh, dunno part of me is like: "just another story", the other part is like: "but if you think about it, the main character is quite powerful, she knew how to get out of a messy event, even if it was not the best of what was expected of her. Sure, life is hard, cruel, unjust but there is always a way to turn it around, to get a better outcome out of every tragedy!

    Stephanie
    This should be compulsory reading for students! A social commentary on the ravages of Dublin tenement life, the fear, the poverty and brutality that was the daily existence of women in Ireland. How far we've come and let's be proud of ourselves and celebrate the Irish women who made it happen. A wonderful debut. Looking forward to more from Mary Morrissy, a wonderful new Irish novelist.

    Susan Lanigan
    Beautiful, poignant read. I loved the detail. Review to follow as I read this one quite some time ago.

    Jess O'riordan
    I loved it. The effect of her secret on her life and standing.

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