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The Third Policeman Summary
Brian O'Nolan

Everything you need to understand or teach The Third Policeman by Brian O'Nolan.

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The Third Policeman Summary

Plot Summary

The unnamed narrator of The Third Policeman is obsessed with the bizarre philosopher de Selby, and in order to publish a book about de Selby, the narrator agrees to murder a man for his money. However, the narrator's partner in turn murders the narrator, who is thrust into a bizarre journey through the afterlife. The narrator tries to piece together what is happening and finally finds his way home, where he discovers that he's been murdered and must start his hellish journey over again.

The narrator is a farmer's son whose parents die when he is young. He is sent off to school, and the farm is left in John Divney's charge. The narrator discovers the words of de Selby at school, and when he returns, now sporting a wooden leg due to an accident, he allows the dishonest Divney to run the farm while the narrator studies...

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