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A Week in Literary History

February 24th, 2002

Irish novelist George Moore (Esther Waters, 1894) is born in 1852 in Ballyglass, County Mayo.

mooregeorge.jpgGeorge Moore, b. February 24, 1852, d. 1933

Moore is little read nowadays, but he was a pioneer in the use of realism in imaginative writing. He was the first to write about the Impressionist painters in Britain; his early short stories, influenced by Zola, preceded Joyce’s Dubliners; he wrote realistic plays dealing with Irish themes before Yeats and the others; and his early novels were the first of their kind in English literature. Esther Waters, his masterpiece, has been continuously, and deservedly, in print for more than a hundred years.

Suggested Reading Novels A Modern Lover, 1883. A Mummer’s Wife, 1885. Esther Waters, 1894. Evelyn Innes, 1898. Short stories Celibates, 1895. The Untilled Field, 1903. Plays The Strike at Arlingford, 1893. The Bending of the Bough, 1900. Autobiography Confesssions of a Young Man, 1888. Memoirs of My Dead Life, 1906. Hail and Farewell, 1911-1914. Avowals, 1919. Conversations in Ebury Street, 1924. Other Reminiscences of the Impressionist Painters, 1906.

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