Books Like The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty | Suggested Reading

Liam O’Flaherty
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O'Flaherty's novel The Informer, first published in 1925, is set in the aftermath of the Irish civil war. It tells about an outlaw who is the object of a Dublin manhunt. The Informer is one of O'Flaherty's most well-known pieces of fiction.

Like "The Sniper," O'Flaherty's short story "Civil War," included in the 1925 collection of the same name, explores the experience of the war through two Republican soldiers—one an idealist and one a realist—who are trapped on a rooftop, waiting for death.

Liam O'Flaherty's Ireland (2001), by Peter Costello, features biographical information about O'Flaherty, excerpts from his fiction, and photographs from his time period.

The Letters of Liam O'Flaherty (1996), edited by A. A. Kelly, can provide additional information on this writer.

O'Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" (1905), Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace" (1884), and Saki's "The Open Window" (1914) all provide variations...

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