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A Modern Lover

A Modern Lover

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A Modern Lover (1883) is a novel by George Moore. His debut novel marked a turning point in Moore’s early career- characterized to that point by poorly written French poetry and a failed attempt at becoming a painter. Although less acclaimed than such novels as Esther Waters (1894)- A Modern Lover is credited with being the first English novel to employ the experimental methods of Moore’s French contemporaries. Like much of Moore’s work- A Modern Lover shows the influence of French naturalist writer Émile Zola- who sought to portray the influence of heredity and social environment on the lives of his characters without shying away from poverty- sex- disease- and suffering. Lewis Seymour is a young artist who moves to London in search of fame and achievement. Although he shows promise- he quickly falls into a pattern of social climbing rather than focusing on honing his craft. As he uses one wealthy- well-connected woman after the next in a tireless journey upward- he begins to lose sight of his artistic dreams. Eventually- he settles on three women whose affection and support allow him to make a name for himself—Gwinnie- a shopgirl; Mrs. Bethan- a middle-class divorcee; and Lady Helen- a powerful aristocrat. A Modern Lover is a story of sexuality and ambition from a pioneering figure in the formation of the modern English novel. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript- this edition of George Moore’s A Modern Lover is a classic of Irish literature reimagined for modern readers.
  • Brand: West Margin Press
  • Category: Fiction
  • Format: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 2022-02-15
  • Publisher / Label: West Margin Press
  • Author: George Moore
  • Number of Pages: 308
  • Fruugo ID: 150445450-317866820
  • ISBN: 9781513133775
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