This novel is set in late 19th-century Ireland, where Corney Crone grows up in a family marked by poverty, pride, and spoiled aspiration. The recurring theme in Corney's life is one of solitude, a note which becomes more dominant in his old age. Corney is a "bird alone," reliving the experiences of his youth and the secret love for his childhood sweetheart.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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December 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bird Alone (Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): Sean O'Faolain
ISBN: 0-19-281906-2 / 978-0-19-281906-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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June 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bird Alone
Author(s): Sean O'Faolain
ISBN: 0-7165-2203-9 / 978-0-7165-2203-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Irish University Press
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