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The Resource Esther Waters, George Moore ; introduction and notes by Stephen Regan

Esther Waters, George Moore ; introduction and notes by Stephen Regan

Label
Esther Waters
Title
Esther Waters
Statement of responsibility
George Moore ; introduction and notes by Stephen Regan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Here is the only available paperback edition of George Moore's powerful novel, Esther Waters. Controversial and influential on its first appearance in 1894, the book opened up a new direction for the English realist tradition. Unflinching in its depiction of the dark and sordid side of Victorian culture, it remains one of the great novels of London life and labor in the 1890s. The novel depicts with extraordinary candor Esther's struggles against prejudice and injustice, and the growth of her character as she determines to protect her son. Her moving story is set against the backdrop of a world of horse racing, betting, and public houses, whose vivid depiction led James Joyce to call Esther Waters "the best novel of modern English life." The new introduction by Stephen Regan examines the novel's vivid depiction of Victorian sub-culture, horse-racing and gambling, the London tavern, and the life of working-class women, and he also explores the stylistic influences of French naturalism and Impressionist painting. The new edition includes considerably expanded explanatory notes that provide helpful glosses on unfamiliar expressions and define a range of horse racing and betting terms. In addition, there is an improved chronology and a new bibliography. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1852-1933
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, George
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PR5042
  • PR5042
LC item number
  • .E8 2012
  • .E8 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Regan, Stephen
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Mothers and sons
  • Women household employees
  • England
Label
Esther Waters, George Moore ; introduction and notes by Stephen Regan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Note on the text and reception -- Select bibliography -- A chronology of George Moore -- Esther Waters -- Explanatory notes
Control code
sky250667783
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xlix, 334 pages
Isbn
9780199583010
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012454995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Esther Waters, George Moore ; introduction and notes by Stephen Regan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Note on the text and reception -- Select bibliography -- A chronology of George Moore -- Esther Waters -- Explanatory notes
Control code
sky250667783
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xlix, 334 pages
Isbn
9780199583010
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012454995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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