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by William Trevor

Free eBook Modern Classics Children Of Dynmouth (Penguin Modern Classics) download ISBN: 014118664X
Author: William Trevor
Publisher: Penguin Classic (October 2, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 208
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
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The Children Of Dynmouth - a classic prize-winning novel by William Trevor. William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork.

The Children Of Dynmouth - a classic prize-winning novel by William Trevor. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement.

Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. William Trevor's The Children of Dynmouth was first published in 1976 and is a classic accont of evil lurking in the most unlikely places. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. In it we follow awkward, lonely, curious teenager Timothy Gedge as he wanders around the bland seaside town of Dynmouth.

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The Children of Dynmouth, published in 1976, was Trevor’s eighth novel. It won the Heinemann Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Roy Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Hertford College. His books include Modern Ireland 1600–1972, The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland, the two-volume authorized biography of W. B. Yeats (The Apprentice Mage, 1865–1914 and The Arch-Poet, 1915–1939) and most recently Luck and the Irish: A Brief History of Change 1970–2000. The Children of Dynmouth.

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A small, pretty seaside town is harshly exposed by a young boy's curiosity. His prurient interest, oddly motivated, leaves few people unaffected - and the consequence cannot be ignored. This is a remarkable account of the evil that can lurk in the most harmless setting and for readers now it has the startling ability to bring back to life the now very strange seeming English world of thirty years ago.
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This is the first novel I acquired for my Kindle. Timothy Gedge is a fabulous creation of William Trevor. Gedge is one of literature's most evil and horrible young people, yet deserving of some pity, all the same. The seaside town is wonderfully described and Trevor's typical interest in the foibles of his characters makes this a superb read - a novel I have read in one form or another about 6 times, at last count. If only for the scene where Timothy is plied with sherry and ale, to the horror of his host's wife, this book is a true classic. It may be my favourite novel - up there with the novels of John Cheever.
A beautifully written novel, quite tense at times, but with a very satisfying conclusion. I found the first two or three pages a little irritating and I was in two minds about giving up; thank goodness I didn't. Recommended.
A plot that was continually challenging with totally unexpected twists. Timothy Gedge is the central character and quite unlike any I have ever encountered before
William Trevor is arguably the greatest living Irish writer. (I know there are so many gret Irish writers, how does one choose). This is an earlier work, much less known, imposible to find in bookstores and it is actually one of my favorite of Trevor's fictions.
A master storyteller sets his story in a rural English town with unique characters he looks at with penetration, taking the reader through some tension about the capacity for evil of a teenager who reacts to his situation in life with little sympathy for adults and children. The writer surprises with his understanding of human nature with its good and bad.
Excellent writing .Great story,, Quite thought provoking. Worth reading.I am not easily pleased but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read it straight through , couldn't t put it down.
This book was recommended to me by a friend. I thank him.
I'm an avid reader. Sometimes I find books predictable - to a certain extent. Maybe I've been reading too much, but the characters in this book really caught my attention. Wacky, yet believable - a feeling of....."this can't be, but....." It could happen.
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Very strange story. Kind of creepy children and town members. This is my first William Trevor book and while the story was strange the wring was super. I will definitely read another of his books.