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Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity (original 1976; edition 2006)

by Leon Uris

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Authors:Leon Uris
Info:Avon (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 894 pages
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Trinity by Leon Uris (1976)


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I enjoyed this book. ( )
  Bruce_Deming | Feb 5, 2016 |
This book offers up an interesting time in history in a country not given much thought aside from silly-jolly St. Patrick's Day. Some of the characters are drawn better than others, and there are large portions of the story that were very entertaining. Uris goes from telling his tale from first to third person, then back again as it seems to suit - whenever the protagonist's best buddy is around to pick up the narrative, we hear it all through him for a certain number of pages. Then, he's out of the story line and we're back to the tale recounted in third person. This type of approach may not bother many readers, but I found it disconcerting, like the author couldn't make up his mind how best to present it all. I'm glad I read it, if only to get a glimpse into the effects of the British Industrial revolution on their Irish subjects, and the ongoing political oppression that leads to the beginning of the Irish Republican Brotherhood.

Still, the style is rather simplistic (Irish Catholics: good! Irish Protestants and the British: bad!) and the book drags on from one injustice to another, leading up to what can only be a bad ending for our hero - and it's almost a relief when it's over. I'm glad I read the book, but not certain I could read the sequel without some seriously uplifting music playing in the background. ( )
  terriks | Nov 2, 2015 |
Excellent historical fiction about Ireland's struggles with England and the fight to declare it's independence. Trinity is based on actual events and takes the reader on a journey throughout Ireland and tells the heartbreaking history of a country that longed to remove itself from the tyrannical rule of the British and Britain's never ending schemes to keep the Irish poor, hungry and so desperate that Irish countrymen and women had no other choice but to flee to other countries, never to return to their beloved Ireland again. If you love Ireland, you will love Trinity.

There is also a sequel to Trinity. REDEMPTION. ( )
  MaryEvelynLS | Jun 1, 2014 |
Insightful understanding to the conflicts in Ireland. ( )
  joanarleneross | Nov 28, 2013 |
My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Uris, Leonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Wit-Boonacker, H.C.E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekdal, Jan ErikForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Renner, LisbethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thaler, WilhelmÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Werenskiold, NilsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the "terrible beauty" of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. It is a tale of love and danger, of triumph at an unthinkable cost -- a magnificent portrait of a people divided by class, faith, and prejudice -- an unforgettable saga of the fires that devastated a majestic land . . . and the unquenchable flames that burn in the human heart.

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Recounts the interrelationships, clashes, and concerns of the Irish-Catholic Larkins of Donegal, the aristocratic and British Hubbles, and the Scottish-Presbyterian MacLeods of Belfast from Ireland's 1840s famine to the 1916 Easter Rising.

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