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Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs [Kindle Edition]

George Moore , Sean Costello
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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In nineteenth-century Dublin, a woman reinvents herself as a man called Albert Nobbs to get a job as a hotel waiter. Complications ensue when she decides she wants to start her own business, settle down . . . and find a wife:

“Though she would continue to be a man to the world, she would be a woman to the dear one at home. With a real partner, one whose heart was in the business, they might make as much as two hundred pounds a year—four pounds a week! And with four pounds a week their home would be as pretty and happy as any in the city of Dublin.”

The 2011 film adaptation of 'Albert Nobbs' features Glenn Close in the title role.

"For most of her adult life, the English-born Albert has disguised herself as a man in order to make a decent wage in nineteenth-century Dublin. A waiter at Morrison's Hotel, she has lived the life of a 'perhapser'—a person without an established identity, sexual or national. Rootless and lonely, Albert endeavours to find a spouse among the brutal chambermaids at the hotel. Her doomed effort to secure domestic happiness is at once sad and absurd, poignant and darkly comic." — Sewanee Review

"A little-known masterpiece of the short story." — Adrian Frazier, author of George Moore, 1852-1933

“The story is remarkable for its frank treatment of gender roles . . . for its evocation of place and character, and for its frequent humour.” — Vincent Woods, RTE Radio

“It’s an absolutely wonderful story . . . It’s terribly moving, terribly affecting, not sentimental in any way.” — John Banville

George Moore (1852-1933) was an Irish author and dramatist whose writings influenced James Joyce. His novel Esther Waters is also available from Swift Editions.

Swift Editions aims to revive neglected classic texts as digital editions, produced to as high a professional standard as the best printed books.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 121 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Swift Editions (4 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005G4YAVA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,133 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Novels I Have Ever Read 30 July 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I had been looking for this book for ages to read. I hadn't found it somewhere when the film was released so I went and watched it. It got me even more intrigued of reading the novel.
Now that I finally I found it I read it in 2 hours non-stop. It is truly one of the best novels I have ever read: Close's foreword, Moore's style, the descriptions, the plot, the characters.... Everything is so well and carefully written. The only reason I will rate this 4/5 stars is that I didn't like the fact that is was so short a novel. Not that Moore leaves any questions when you finish the book, I just think there could be much more going on.

P.S. English is not my mother tongue so pardon me if I have made mistakes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 5 Oct. 2012
By Maggie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Such an incredible story and so beautifully written. George Moore was such a wonderful writer and his works deserve wider appreciation. I can recommend 'Esther Waters' if this one left you wanting more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 7 Jan. 2015
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Watched the film again now reading the book and enjoying it.
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