Summary Book Review The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore:
Download pdf or read book The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne written by Brian Moore and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2011-08-17 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is an unflinching and deeply sympathetic portrait of a woman destroyed by self and circumstance. First published in 1955, it marked Brian Moore as a major figure in English literature (he would go on to be short-listed three times for the Booker Prize) and established him as an astute chronicler of the human soul. Judith Hearne is an unmarried woman of a certain age who has come down in society. She has few skills and is full of the prejudices and pieties of her genteel Belfast upbringing. But Judith has a secret life. And she is just one heartbreak away from revealing it to the world.