The Knife. Inscribed by the Author (1930)
Author: Peadar O'Donnell
Book ID: 64656
The Knife. London: Jonathan Cape, 1930. First Edition. Pp 288. Green cloth boards, in pictorial dust jacket. Light shelf-wear to jacket & price-clipped, a very good copy.
Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper and with initialed correction in his hand to jacket blurb.
A novel set In the border territory of Donegal during the war of independence and its aftermath. Protestant farmers of the rich Lagan Valley confront the hill-farmers of Catholic Gaeldom, driven out from the lands their ancestors once owned. Regarded as O’Donnell’s greatest novel. On a miniature canvas, it is Ireland’s War and Peace.’