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Happiness, and Other Stories

A collection of stories by

Happiness is the most cherished of all the acclaimed collections by Mary Lavin, who was not just one of Ireland's major writers, but ranked among the greatest short-story writers of the twentieth century in the English language. From the title story, which echoes her experience as a widow with three young daughters, the stories in this classic collection explore the relationships and intimate emotions of her characters that are from a vanished Ireland but still resonate vividly today.

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"One of the finest living short story writers." - V S Pritchett

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Hardback Editions

November 1969 : UK Hardback

Title: Happiness and Other Stories
Author(s): Mary Lavin
ISBN: 0-09-456540-6 / 978-0-09-456540-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: Happiness And Other Stories (Modern Irish Classics)
Author(s): Mary Lavin
ISBN: 1-84840-104-3 / 978-1-84840-104-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: New Island Books
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