Voted one of Ireland's Top 20 greatest novels of all times, this classic thriller was brought to the big screen in the John Ford movie of the same name.
Set against the background of 1920's Ireland The Informer turns from the Irish countryside and its people to an enthralling revolutionary drama of the Dublin underworld.
In the ominous figure of Gypo, an ex-policeman and informer, who takes blood money for betraying his friend and comrade the author has created a character of menace and force. Originally published in 1925 the story still has a strong resonance today. The role of the informer in the 1920's has not changed much in the intervening 80 years. Still seen, in paramilitary organizations, as the lowest form of life the informers are desperate, shady characters who can wreak havoc on friends and comrades and are dealt with then as now with uncompromising and fatal justice.
Original title: The Informer
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
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