Other Literary Forms
Liam O’Flaherty wrote four regional novels, of which Thy Neighbour’s Wife (1923), The Black Soul (1924), and Skerrett (1932) are set on Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands; the fourth, The House of Gold (1929), is set in Galway City. Four novels of Dublin city life are The Informer (1925), Mr. Gilhooley (1926), The Assassin (1928), and The Puritan (1931). The Return of the Brute (1929) concerns O’Flaherty’s World War I experiences in trench warfare; The Martyr (1933), Famine (1937), Land (1946), and Insurrection (1950) are Irish historical novels for the years 1845-1922. O’Flaherty wrote three books of autobiography, The Life of Tim Healy (1927), several essays on social conditions and on literature, poems, and stories in Gaelic.