J. M. Synge

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The playwright J. M. Synge was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. Today he is best known for his controversial play ‘The Playboy of the Western World’, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run. Synge’s writings are chiefly concerned with the world of the Roman Catholic peasants of rural Ireland and with what he saw as the essential paganism of their world view. He was a poetic dramatist of great power, whose modern plays are celebrated for their sophisticated craftsmanship. For the first time in digital publishing, this eBook presents Synge’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Synge’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the plays
* All 6 plays, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare poetry available in no other collection
* Includes Synge’s prose, featuring many essays and reviews– available in no other collection
* Features two biographies, including Yeats’ seminal work ‘Synge and the Ireland of His Time’ – discover Synge’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Plays
In the Shadow of the Glen
Riders to the Sea
The Well of the Saints
The Playboy of the Western World
The Tinker’s Wedding
Deirdre of the Sorrows

The Poetry Collections
Collected Poems

The Prose
The Aran Islands
In Wicklow and West Kerry
Miscellaneous Essays and Reviews

The Biographies
Synge and the Ireland of His Time by W. B. Yeats
Brief Biography of John Millington Synge by William Kirkpatrick Magee