Moore, George, 1852-1933

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1852-02-24
Death 1933-01-21
Irish (Republic of Ireland)
English

Biographical notes:

George Augustus Moore, novelist and story writer, was born February 24, 1852, at Moore Hall, County Mayo, Ireland.

From the description of George Moore letters, 1895? (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 501325752

Author who sometimes used the pseudonym, Lady Rhone.

From the description of Letter : England, to Foster Baker, n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23884097

George Moore was born at Moore Hall, County Mayo, Ireland, educated in schools near Birmingham, and studied art in Paris before publishing two books of poems in 1878 and 1881. He settled in London in 1880 and wrote poems, plays, essays, and novels. He was involved with the Abbey Theatre, 1899-1911, then returned to London. The novel Esther Waters (1894) is usually considered to be his best work.

From the description of George Moore letters, page and galley proofs, and photocopy of suppressed chapter, 1890-1969 (bulk 1890-1928). (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60789220

Irish author George Moore forged a coherent link between Victorian literature and modernism. Working in many genres, Moore progressed from naturalism to realism to symbolism, continually revising and republishing his works in an effort to improve. A literary virtuoso, Moore produced quality work in diverse literary forms, and his stylistic experimentation influenced such authors as James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf.

From the description of George Moore letter to The Editor of The Daily Chronicle, 1915 Jan. 8. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54484358

Irish novelist.

From the description of The house of an Irish poet, [ca. 1883-1886]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29452023

From the description of Memoirs of my dead life : [London] : proof sheets with autograph corrections, [1906]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129909

From the description of Memoirs of my dead life : [n.p.] : proof sheets with additional material for Spring in London, [1906]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129627

From the description of Memoirs of my dead life : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript, [1906]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129907

George Moore, Irish novelist and author.

From the description of Avowals, circa 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702200261

George Moore was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, autobiographer, essayist and playwright.

From the description of George Moore collection of papers, [1879]-[1935] bulk (1889-1933). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430991

From the guide to the George Moore collection of papers, 1879]-[1935, 1889-1933, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Irish writer.

From the description of Letters, 1900-1933. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122371728

Irish poet, novelist, and dramatist.

From the description of Letter to American agent or editor, Mr. Smith, 4 Dec. 1918. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384470

English author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Miss Gough, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845572

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Dublin and London, to Bailey, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845594

From the description of Typed letter signed : London, 1 to J.J. Munson, 1932 June 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858043

From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : Freshcombe Lodge, Beeding, Sussex, and Brighton, to [Harry] Quilter, 1888 June 10 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845597

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tillyra Castle, to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845581

From the description of Autograph letters signed (17) : Paris and London, to Du Jardin, 1923 Dec. 21-1927 June 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845585

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Mr. Hartrick, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845590

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Miss Dixon, [1898 May 1]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845567

From the description of Typed letter signed : London, to H. Spurr, 1923 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858045

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dublin, to Mr. Fay, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845576

Irish novelist and journalist.

From the description of Papers, 1887-1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122515218

George Moore was a writer, born in Ireland who also lived in in Paris and London. Moore introduced novels of the Realist school to England, notably Esther Waters (1894).

From the description of George Moore collection. [ca. 1922-1925]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676738337

Irish author and novelist.

From the description of George Moore papers, 1887-1956. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33877418

Moore was an Irish author and journalist. Horace Liveright was a publisher in New York. Thomas R. Smith was editor of the Century Magazine, a literary advisor to Boni & Liveright, and then editor-in-chief for Horace Liveright.

From the description of Correspondence with Thomas R. Smith and Horace Liveright, 1915-1931. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122590275

From the guide to the Correspondence with Thomas R. Smith and Horace Liveright, 1915-1931., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

George Augustus Moore, novelist and story writer, was born February 24, 1852, at Moore Hall, County Mayo, Ireland.

After his father's death in 1870, Moore painted, visited art galleries, and led a gentleman's life in England. From 1873–1880 Moore lived in Paris, studied at the l'Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Jullian's Academy, and met many of the period's avant-garde painters and writers. Notable among the many he encountered were Mallarmé, Manet, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, and Zola.

Although Moore exhibited some talent as a painter, Moore did not believe his ability was sufficient for creating great art. In the 1870s Moore began to write and had probably written a comedy titled "Worldliness" by 1874. No copies of this initial work have survived. His first published work was a volume of poems, Flowers of Passion (1878), which was followed by Martin Luther (1879), a tragedy written in collaboration with dramatist Bernard Lopez.

Financial difficulties forced his return to London in 1880, where he worked at earning a living by writing. In 1883 George Moore's first novel, A Modern Lover, appeared. During the 1880s and 1890s his works included A Mummer's Wife (1885), A Drama in Muslin (1886), Confessions of a Young Man (1888), and Esther Waters (1894).

In 1901 Moore left London and settled in Dublin, Ireland, where he wrote and produced plays, gave speeches defending the theatre movement, and began writing material which reflected his Irish heritage. During this period he wrote the collection of stories, The Untilled Field (1903); a novel, The Lake (1905); and his three volume autobiography, Hail and Farewell (1911–1914).

In 1911 Moore returned from Ireland and lived at 121 Ebury Street in London until his death in 1933. From 1911 to 1932 Moore wrote numerous books, including The Brook Kerith (1916), A Story-Teller's Holiday (1918), Avowals (1919), Héloise and Abélard (1921), Daphnis and Chloe (1924), Ulick and Soracha (1926), and Aphrodite in Aulis (1930).

Hogan, Robert (ed.) Dictionary of Irish Literature. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979. pp. 458-466.

From the guide to the George Moore letters, 1895?, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish author George Augustus Moore was born February 24, 1852, at Moore Hall, County Mayo.

Most of Moore's childhood was spent in Ireland, where he was tutored locally. In 1861 he was sent for formal education at Oscott. He withdrew from the school in 1867, after an experience which he described with bitterness in Confessions of a Young Man (1888). From 1869 to 1873 Moore lived in London, where his father had moved the family in 1869 after his election to Parliament in 1868. After his father's death in 1870, Moore painted, visited art galleries, and led a gentleman's life in England.

From 1873–1880 Moore lived in Paris, studied at l'École des Beaux Arts and the Jullian's Academy, and met many of the period's avant-garde painters and writers. Notable among the many he encountered were Mallarmé, Manet, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, and Zola.

Although Moore exhibited some talent as a painter, Moore did not believe his ability was sufficient for creating great art. In the 1870s Moore began to write and had probably written a comedy titled Worldliness by 1874. No copies of this initial work have survived. His first published work was a volume of poems titled Flowers of Passion (1878). The book of poems was followed by Martin Luther (1879), a tragedy written in collaboration with dramatist Bernard Lopez.

Financial difficulties forced his return to London in 1880, where he worked at earning a living by writing. In 1883 George Moore's first novel, A Modern Lover, appeared. During the 1880s and 1890s his works included A Mummer's Wife (1885), A Drama in Muslin (1886), Confessions of a Young Man (1888), and Esther Waters (1894).

In 1901 Moore left London and settled in Dublin, Ireland, where he wrote and produced plays, gave speeches defending the theatre movement, and began writing material which reflected his Irish heritage. During this period he wrote the collection of stories, The Untilled Field (1903); a novel, The Lake (1905); and his three-volume autobiography, Hail and Farewell (1911–1914).

In 1911 Moore returned from Ireland and lived at 121 Ebury Street in London until his death in 1933. From 1911 to 1932 Moore wrote numerous books, including The Brook Kerith (1916), A Story-Teller's Holiday (1918), Avowals (1919), Héloise and Abélard (1921), Daphnis and Chloe (1924), Ulick and Soracha (1926), and Aphrodite in Aulis (1930).

Hogan, Robert (ed.) Dictionary of Irish Literature. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979. pp. 458-466. Legg, L. G. Wickham (ed.) The Dictionary of National Biography, 1931–1940. London: Oxford University Press, 1975. pp. 625-627.

Sir John Leslie, 2nd Baronet, married Leonie Jerome, whose elder sister Jenny married Lord Randolph Churchill. Both of the sisters were excellent pianists, pupils of Czerny, and friends of George Moore. Lady Leslie died in August 1943. Lady Leslie's son, the writer Sir John Randolph (Shane) Leslie, was born on September 24, 1885, at Castle Leslie, County Monaghan, Ireland. He was educated at Eton College and at King's College, Cambridge, where he converted to Roman Catholicism, became an Irish nationalist, began to use the Irish form of his name, Shane, and renounced his family estate.

During World War I, Leslie was assigned to the British Ambulance Corps but on his way to the Dardanelles, he became ill. He was transferred to a military hospital in Malta, where he wrote his first autobiographical work, The End of a Chapter, published in 1916.

During 1916 and 1917, Leslie worked in Washington, D.C., with the British ambassador, to improve Irish American relations with England, and to urge the United States to join the war against Germany. While in Washington he published the journal entitled Ireland.

During his life Leslie was a prolific writer of prose and verse, including his last published work, the autobiographical Long Shadows (1966). He also lectured on Irish politics, culture, and reforestation.

Leslie, Anita. "Leslie, Sir John Randolph ('Shane')." Dictionary of National Biography, 1971–1980. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. pp. 501-502.

From the guide to the George Moore letters to Lady Leonie Leslie, 1897–1977, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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