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London: William Heinemann, 1906.. First Edition, with a two page HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED by Moore regarding the printing and proofs for the book and with the suppressed chapter usually lacking in most copies of the book, laid into a folder, within the slipcase box. 8vo, publisher's original black cloth stamped in blind on the covers and lettered in gilt on the spine, now housed in an attractive custom slipcase morocco backed and gilt paneled. 335pp, plus the 8 page suppressed chapter and 2 page letter. A fine copy with a little reinforcement to the rear hinge. AN EXCELLENT COPY WITH MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL INCLUDED. George Moore is largely regarded as the first major novelist in the realist style in English. As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists, and was particularly influenced by the works of Émile Zola. His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann,and, although Moore's work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist. The author's realism, particularly in its amorous portrayals, managed to get him banned or censored on a number of occasions. Because of his willingness to tackle such issues as prostitution, extramarital sex and lesbianism, Moore's novels were initially met with disapproval. However, as the public's taste for realist fiction grew, this subsided. This work is series of autobiographical sketches, in some of which the love-affairs of the author's early life are realistically set before the reader.
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