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Sive free pdf This is a story of greed, sex and bitterness, of a scheming matchmaker and a resentful woman forcing a beautiful young girl to marry an old man for money. Sive is a young and beautiful orphan who lives with her uncle Mike, his wife Mena and his mother Nanna. A local matchmaker, Thomasheen Sean Rua, wants Sive to marry an old man called Sean Dota. Thomasheen convinces Mike and Mena to organise the marriage. They will receive a sum of two hundred pounds as soon as she marries him. However, Sive is in love with a young man, Liam Scuab. But Liam is not suitable and is refused permission to marry Sive. Sive is distraught but is forced to do the will of her uncle and his bitter wife. Faced with an unthinkable future she takes the only choice left to her. Set against the harsh poverty and difficult times of 1950s Ireland, "Sive" caused considerable controversy on its debut in February 1959. Since then it has become an established part of Ireland's theatrical canon.

About John B. Keane

John B. Keane, playwright, poet and fiction writer, was born in Listowel, Co. Kerry, in 1928 and died in his home town on 30 May 2002. One of Ireland's most popular authors, his plays include The Field, Big Maggie and Sharon's Grave.

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Author : John B. Keane
Publisher : The Mercier Press Ltd
Data Published : 01 May 2009
ISBN : 1856356515
EAN : 9781856356510
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 127 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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