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The Ante-Room

(1934)
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Ireland, 1880 and a prosperous, provincial family observes the three great autumnal feasts of the Church. As Teresa Mulqueen lies dying, her family gather round her and beneath this drama another, no less poignant, unfolds. Unmarried daughter Agnes awaits the return of her sister Marie-Rose and brother-in-law Vincent. She adores her sister, but secretly, pasionately, loves Vincent. And their marriage, she knows, is unhappy...Ahead lies a terrible battle between her uncompromising faith and the intensity of her love. In this delicately imagined novel, originally published in 1934, Kate O'Brien lays bare the struggles between personal need and the Catholic faith with the sympathy and insight which is the hallmark of her craft.



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2006 : Hardback
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Title: The Ante-Room
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 2874271977 / 978-2874271977
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May 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Ante-room
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ISBN: 0-85997-106-6 / 978-0-85997-106-5 (UK edition)
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August 1969 : UK Hardback

Title: The Ante-room (Portway Reprints)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 0-85594-273-8 / 978-0-85594-273-1 (UK edition)
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ante-Room (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 1-84408-317-9 / 978-1-84408-317-6 (UK edition)
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May 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ante-Room (VMC)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 0-86068-825-9 / 978-0-86068-825-9 (UK edition)
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January 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ante-room (Virago modern classics)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 0-14-016198-8 / 978-0-14-016198-4 (UK edition)
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December 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ante-room
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
ISBN: 0-905223-22-5 / 978-0-905223-22-3 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ante-Room
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
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May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ante-Room (Virago Modern Classics Book 295)
Author(s): Kate O'Brien
Publisher: Virago
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