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His sister Feemy loved a Protestant policeman named Myles Ussher, who was as much hated by the poor as Thady was loved. Ussher was diligent in arresting and jailing makers of illegal whiskey. Plots to kill him were numerous. Unfortunately, Ussher used Feemy for his own pleasure and ultimately planned to abandon her. The local priest, Father John, warned Feemy about Ussher, but to no avail. Thady was certain Feemy was being used and hated Ussher for his treatment of his sister.
Everything mentioned in this plot summary occurs early in the novel. What happens to Thady, Feemy, and Ussher makes for an interesting story that Trollope tells well. This is the 22nd novel of Anthony Trollope that I have read. I expected that The Macdermots... would show some signs of being a first novel, and it does. Trollope digresses too much and too often from his plot. Also, the dialogue is not as crisp and clean as it would become in later novels. Lastly, and most importantly, it is difficult to identify with the characters in this novel. Later, Trollope would become one of the great masters of character development in English literature.
With these criticisms noted, I still can recommend this novel to those readers who love Trollope. The first time reader would be better advised to begin with something like Barchester Towers, written ten years later. Those ten years were enough to make Trollope one of the great masters of the English novel.
Down to its final grim death, the novel is one of squalor and depression. It is, however, to the author's great credit that even in dealing with such dark subject matter, he is able to infuse scenes of humor and liveliness throughout. If this is an impoverished people, they are still filled with life, and endeavor to live those lives and take joy in whatever they can. Be it a horse race, or the betting party preceding it - be it a local wedding - or just sitting on the porch imbibing illegal moonshine, these are characters as real as you and I. Trollope's great strength has always been in creating relatable characters with realistic dialogue, and his debut shows this was a natural talent!
His descriptions of the land, its people, its homes, and its lifestyles come alive, aided by his many years spent living among them. It is noted that Trollope has not here written an English novel about the Irish, but has in fact written an Irish novel. As such, readers of his tamer and more socially acceptable novels may be shocked by the language, sexual themes, and violence on display here (including murders, hangings, and one shocking and graphically described hobbling). These are not English dames and gentlemen working within social norms to achieve love or prosperity ... these are people of the earth, sweating, fighting, and scheming to survive each day - yet described with passion and affection.
The Worlds Classic edition features three deleted chapters, which help to elaborate on the legalities of the court case, and add a coda to the lives of the various characters. I found these interesting, but also felt they were wisely cut, particularly the final chapter - ending with the death, while tragic, has much more dramatic punch than tacking on a bunch of "here's what happened to this guy" narration.
The edition also features an introductory essay that explores a little more in-depth the larger political ramifications of the novel, detailing how the characters of Feemy and her policeman lover, Ussher, echo the plight between England and Ireland of the day - of course I cannot go into depth here without giving much away, but suffice to say the parallels are quite interesting.
In the end, have no doubt, this is a tragic novel - but Trollope's mastery of the Irish dialect and characterizations, as well as his trademark wit, make this vastly readable - quote an astonishing debut, even if the English readers of his day didn't appreciate it.
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