“The Story of Lucy Gault…once read, will never be forgotten.”
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1. The Story of Lucy Gault is as much about what doesn't happen, or what almost happens, as what does. Lahardane is almost set afire, Lucy comes close to marrying Ralph, Everard writes letters to Ireland but does not send them. What other instances reveal the significance of things happening? Is the novel saying that what we do shapes our lives as much as what we do?
The Story of Lucy Gault is a novel written by William Trevor in 2002
9. Compared to much contemporary fiction, The Story of Lucy Gault is an uneventful, quiet book. How does it achieve such power in the absence of dramatic action? How does Trevor draw out the spiritual implications of his story? What are those implications?
William Trevor has long been regarded as one of Ireland's most evocative writers, a prose stylist of the highest order with a Chekhovian awareness of the emotional undercurrents of his characters' lives. And in The Story of Lucy Gault, Trevor lives up to, perhaps even surpasses, that reputation in a novel that explores the tragic consequences for one family of Ireland's deep-seated political strife. "The Story of Lucy Gault" - a beautiful, haunting novel by acclaimed writer William Trevor. "Astonishing, tender. A perfect novel". ("Sunday Telegraph"). It is shortlisted for the 2002 Booker Prize. "A masterwork. I doubt that I have read a book as moving in at least a decade. A homage to the redemptive power of love". ("Independent"). Summer, ...