Castle Rackrent

What a charming short novel this is! It’s almost like listening to your grandpa tell a story (unless your grandpa isn’t Irish… then I guess it’s just like listening to an old Irishman tell a story). It's written as a narrative and you can almost hear the voice telling the story aloud. Castle Rackrent is considered the first of its kind in many categories, the first regional novel written in English, the first novel to bridge the Anglo/Irish gap, the first history of a family generational line and so on. It chronicles a fictional family who live in Castle Rackrent, all from the point of view of emotional and deeply loyal servant, Old Thady. Castle Rackrent is short and sweet, and totally worth a read!

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