Moore, George

George Moore
Georges Moore painted by Edouard Manet. Source Wikimedia

George Augustus Moore was born on February 24, 1852 in County Mayo.

His collections of stories include In Single Strictness (London, Heinemann, 1922/ New York, Boni & Liveright., 1922); Celibates, London (Walter Scott/ New York, Macmillan, 1895); and The Untilled Field (London, T Fisher Unwin, 1903/Philadelphia, Lippincott). An t-Ur Gort (Dublin, Sealy, Bryers and Walker, 1902) is the Gaelic version of The Untilled Field.

His novels include A Modern Lover (London, Tinsley, 1883); A Mummer’s Wife (London, Vizetelly, 1884); A Drama in Muslin (London,Vizetelly, 1886 – rewritten and republished as Muslin in 1915); Spring Days (London: Vizetelly, 1888. Published in the US as Shifting Love. Chicago, Wilson, 1891); Mike Fletcher (London, Ward and Downey, 1889/ Minerva New York 1889); Esther Waters (London, Walter Scott, 1894/ Chicago and New York, Stone, 1894); Evelyn Innes (London, T Fisher Unwin, 1898/ US, Appleton?); Sister Theresa (London,T Fisher Unwin, 1901/ Philadelphia, Lippincott?); The Lake (London, Heinemann, 1905/US, Appleton, 1906); Memoirs of My Dead Life (Heinemann, 1906/ Appleton, 1907); The Brook Kerith: A Syrian Story (Edinburgh, T Werner Laurie, 1916/ US, Macmillan?); Hail and Farewell: the trilogy Ave, Salve, Vale (London: Heinemann, 1911-1914/ US, Appleton?); Ulich and Soracha (London, Nonesuch, 1926/ US, Boni & Liveright?); Celibate Lives (Heinemann, 1927/US, Boni and Liveright?); A Flood (New York, Harbor Press, 1930); and Aphrodite in Aulis (Heinemann, 1930/ New York, The Fountain Press?).

Amongst his plays are The Apostle: A Drama in Three Acts (Dublin, Maunsel, 1911/ Boston, Luce, 1911); Elizabeth Cooper: A Comedy in Three Acts (Maunsel, 1913/ Luce?); Esther Waters:A Play in Five Acts (London, Heinemann, 1913/ Boston, Luce?); and The Making of an Immortal: A Play in One Act (New York, Bowling Green Press, 1927).

His non-fiction prose includes Literature at Nurse, or Circulating Morals (London, Vizetelly, 1885); The Royal Academy 1895 (London, New Budget, 1895); Impressions and Opinions. London: Nutt, 1891); Modern Painting (London, Walter Scott, 1893/New York, Scribners, 1893); Parnell and His Island. London: Sonnenschein Lowrey, 1887); A Mere Accident. London: Vizetelly/Brentano, 1887); Confessions of a Young Man (London, Sonneschein Lowrey/ US, Brentano, 1888); Reminiscences of the Impressionist Painters (Dublin, Maunsel, 1906); The Talking Pine (Paris, Hours Press, 1931); and A Communication to My Friends (London, Nonesuch, 1933.

His work was collected in a limited edition as The Collected Works Of George Moore. Carra Edition. 21 Volumes (New York, Boni & Liveright, 1924), and Works of George Moore. Uniform Edition. 20 volumes (London, Heinemann, 1924-1933/New York, Brentano’s, 1924-33).

A significant member of the Irish Literary Revival in the early 1900s, he died in 1933, when his ashes were buried on Castle Island in Lough Carra, Co Mayo, within sight of his ancestral home, Moore Hall.



See The George Moore Site
for more complete biography and bibliography.
see also The Moores of Moorehall

George Moore at The National Library of Ireland