Milestones: Murder in Dublin

THE PURITAN—Liam 0'Flaherty—Harcourt, Brace ($2).

Dublin Journalist Francis Ferriter feels that because he is good he must be God. But when his hunger and thirst after righteousness begin to include a craving for Prostitute Teresa Burke, he hates himself so much that he decides to murder her. To lend the act godly significance, he pretends to himself that by making an example of Teresa he will scare the rest of Dublin out of their dearest deadly sin.

Craftily he commits the murder so as to incriminate Teresa's lover, Dr. O'Leary, son of a prominent Dubliner,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!