A Fairy Tale of New York

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This article is about the J. P. Donleavy novel, for the Pogues song of a similar name see Fairytale of New York
A Fairy Tale of New York
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First US edition
Author J. P. Donleavy
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Delacorte Press (US)
Methuen (UK)
Publication date
Sep 1973
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 341 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-440-02624-5 (US)

A Fairy Tale of New York is a novel by Irish American writer J. P. Donleavy, published in 1973. The plot concerns Irish-American Cornelius Christian's return to New York after studying in Ireland. The novel was based around Donleavy's earlier work Fairy Tales of New York, a successful stage play published in 1961.

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