1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State Book Summary and Study Guide

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1949 continues Llywelyn's book series about Ireland in the 20th century. In this book the main character is Ursula Halloran, Ned Halloran's (the main character from the first of the series 1916) adopted daughter who he saved from the streets of Ireland when she was only four. Ursula is a very independent woman in a time in Ireland when woman are just expected to marry and have children. After attending school in Switzerland she comes home to Ireland only to find herself caught between two men who have very different ways of showing their love for her. By the end of 1949 Llywelyn has not only answerd all of the linguring questions of her previous two novel but has also put to rest the main two characters of 1916 and 1921.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Irish Strong "rags to riches" component?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Switzerland City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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