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Deryn Rees-Jones and Michael Murphy

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310737

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314476

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‘No Struggle but the Home’: James Hanley's The Furys

‘No Struggle but the Home’: James Hanley's The Furys

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(p.43) 2 ‘No Struggle but the Home’: James Hanley's The Furys
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Writing Liverpool
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Patrick Williams

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314476.004

This chapter examines James Hanley's The Furys. Published in 1935, The Furys was the first part of a series of five novels charting the lives of the Furys, a Liverpool-Irish family. Unlike Hanley's other novels that concentrated on life on board a ship, The Furys is set entirely on land, though ships remain an important dimension – past, present, and future – of the life of the Fury family. It also includes some militant working-class action, in the shape of a strike that paralyses Gelton (Hanley's fictionalized Liverpool) for several weeks.

Keywords:   Irish family, Liverpool, working-class action, strike

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