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Springs of Affection

(1997)
Stories of Dublin
A collection of stories by

 
 
The 21 stories in The Springs of Affection trace the patterns of love within three middle-class Dublin families, patterns as intricate and various as Irish lace. Love between husband and wife, which begins in courtship and in laughter, loses all power of expression and then vanishes forever. The natural over of sister for brother, of mother for son, is twisted into the rage to possess. And love that gives rise to the rituals of family life grows solid as a rock that will never crumble. In his introduction, William Maxwell, Maeve Brennan's editor at The New Yorker, writes of the special quality of her stories, of being her friend, and of the premature end of her writing life. In Mr. Maxwell's telling, Maeve Brennan's own story proves as moving as any she ever wrote, and ultimately as heartbreaking.

    

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Hardback Editions

January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin
Author(s): Maeve Brennan
ISBN: 0-395-87046-1 / 978-0-395-87046-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Springs of Affection
Author(s): Maeve Brennan
ISBN: 1-906539-54-5 / 978-1-906539-54-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Stinging Fly Press
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin
Author(s): Maeve Brennan
ISBN: 1-58243-500-6 / 978-1-58243-500-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE SPRINGS OF AFFECTION
Author(s): Maeve Brennan
ISBN: 0-00-729288-0 / 978-0-00-729288-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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November 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin
Author(s): Maeve Brennan
ISBN: 0-395-93759-0 / 978-0-395-93759-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Springs of Affection
Author(s): Maeve Brennan
ISBN: 0-00-655149-1 / 978-0-00-655149-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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May 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Springs of Affection
Author(s): Maeve Brennan
ISBN: 0-00-225812-9 / 978-0-00-225812-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin
Author(s): Maeve Brennan
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon CA