The Primrose Path

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The Primrose Path
Author Bram Stoker
Country Ireland
Language English
Genre Novel; Temperance novel
Publisher The Shamrock
Publication date
1875
Media type Print Periodical & (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN NA

The Primrose Path is an 1875 novel by Bram Stoker. It was the writer's first novel, published 22 years before Dracula and serialized in five installments in The Shamrock, a weekly Irish magazine, from February 6, 1875 to March 6, 1875.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Jerry O'Sullivan, honest Dublin theatrical carpenter, moves to London, seeking a better job. Against the better judgement of the people surrounding him, Jerry decides to go to the metropolis with his faithful wife Katey. O'Sullivan is hired as head carpenter in a squalid theatre in London, but after several misfortunes he is strongly tempted by and eventually brought down by alcohol. Unjustly suspecting his wife of infidelity, he murders her with a hammer and then cuts his throat with a chisel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bramstoker.org/novels.html Bibliography of Stoker's novels at Bram Stoker Online.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Valente, Joseph. Dracula's Crypt: Bram stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood. University of Illinois Press: 2002. ISBN 978-0-252-02696-6