Jacket for 'The Dalkey Archive'


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The Dalkey Archive

By Flann O’Brien

Published Jun 2013

Flann O’Brien’s third novel, The Dalkey Archive is a riotous depiction of the extraordinary events surrounding theologian and mad scientist De Selby’s attempt to destroy the world by removing all the oxygen from the atmosphere. Only Michael Shaughnessy, ‘a lowly civil servant’, and James Joyce, alive and well and working as a barman in the nearby seaside resort of Skerries, can stop the inimitable De Selby in his tracks.