by James Plunkett
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This new reissue of an enduring and popular classic preserves the place of Strumpet City as one of the best Irish novels of the 20th century. Set in Dublin during the great Lockout of 1913, the book provides a realistic portrait of real heroes and villains. It panoramically embraces a wide range of social milieux, from the miseries of the tenements to the cultivated, bourgeois Bradshaws. The book is informed by a sense of moral outrage at the treatment of the locked-out trade unionists, the indifference and evasion of the citys clergy and middle class, and the squalor and degradation of the tenement slums.