Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Aran Islands cover
  • ISBN: 9780140184327
  • ISBN10: 0140184325

The Aran Islands

by Synge, J. M.

  • List Price: $16.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publish date: 11/03/1992
used Add to Cart $1.11
You save: 93%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $13.01
You save: 19%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
In 1907 J. M. Synge achieved both notoriety and lasting fame with The Playboy of the Western World. The Aran Islands, published in the same year, records his visits to the islands in 1898-1901, when he was gathering the folklore and anecdotes out of which he forged The Playboy and his other major dramas.Yet this book is much more than a stage in the evolution of Synge the dramatist. As Tim Robinson explains in his introduction, "If Ireland is intriguing as being an island off the west of Europe, then Aran, as an island off the west of Ireland, is still more so; it is Ireland raised to the power of two." Towards the end of the last century Irish nationalists came to identify the area as the country's uncorrupted heart, the repository of its ancient language, culture and spiritual values. It was for these reasons that Yeats suggested Synge visit the islands to record their way of life. The result is a passionate exploration of a triangle of contradictory relationships between an island community still embedded in its ancestral ways but solicited by modernism, a physical environment of ascetic loveliness and savagely unpredictable moods, and Synge himself, formed by modern European thought but in love with the primitive.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
More Than Words

Location: Waltham, MA
Good
A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All
[...]
$1.11
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
Orion Tech

Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Good
0140184325.
$2.08
HPB Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
HPB-Ruby

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
HPB-Movies

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
P-Town Book Sales

Location: Petaluma, CA
Very Good
0140184325 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Light shelf wear on cover. Light tanning. Dented corner. Good reading copy.
$4.48
HPB-Movies

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$5.11
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$5.38
Merry Men Books

Location: Mobile, IN
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin. Audience: General/trade.
$7.86
HPB-Ruby

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$7.86
Berta Llera Smith

Location: Virginia Beach, VA
New
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin. Audience: General/trade.
$8.16
readmybooks

Location: Artesia, CA
Ask seller a question
Acceptable
PLEASE NOTE: Acceptable-It may contain highlighting/markings throughout,
[...]
$9.49
Books of Texas

Location: New York City, NY
Good
[NB_67 AUG28T5 AL1] has edge wear/bumped corners, no marks on pages. tight and sturdy reading copy.
$9.55
readmybooks

Location: Artesia, CA
Ask seller a question
Good
PLEASE NOTE: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or
[...]
$10.06
indoo.com

Location: Avenel, NJ
New
0140184325.
$12.87
Kings Ridge Media

Location: Appleton, WI
Good
Good Condition item. May Include Some writing or highlighting. We strive to provide the best shopping experience with every item we sell. Satisfaction guaranteed! !
$12.92