A World I Never Made
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World I Never Made by James T. Farrell
Book DescriptionA sprawling tale of two families' struggles with harsh urban realities The first book in Farrell's five-volume series to be republished by the University of Illinois Press, A World I Never Made introduces three generations from two families, the working-class O'Neills and the lower-middle-class O'Flahertys. The lives of the O'Neills in particular reflect the tragic consequences of poverty, as young Danny O'Neill's parents--unable to sustain their large family--send him to live with his grandmother. Seen here at the age of seven, Danny is fraught with feelings of anxiety and dislocation as he learns the ins and outs of life on the street, confronting for the first time a world he never made.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252074233
(5983mm x 3971mm x 30mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James T. Farrell
Young Lonigan, Paperback (May 2010)
Described as "one of the most powerful fictional treatments of the Irish in America" (James Hurt, "Illinois Authors"), this classic coming-of-age story set in the mean streets of Chicago in the 1910s begins Farrell's trilogy that follows Studs Lonigan. Features a new Introduction by Pete Hamill.
My Days of Anger, Paperback (February 2008)
Recording his reactions to initiation into college life at the University of Chicago and the imminent death of his grandmother, one of his primary caretakers, Danny realizes the value of time and gains confidence in his writing abilities. This is a saga of Danny O'Neill's struggles with harsh urban realities in early twentieth-century Chicago.
Father and Son, Paperback (November 2007)View all books by James T. Farrell
Full of bewilderment and anxiety, Danny experiences high school, the death of his father, and his first full-time job at the Express Company that employed his father. Fraught with failed attempts to communicate with his father and peers, Danny is burdened by his family's constant economic and emotional demands.
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