A Drama In Muslin

Author: George Moore

ISBN-10: 0862813573

ISBN-13: 978 0 86281 357 4

224 x 143mm / 266 pp / Hardback

£ 9.50



A Drama In Muslin

A work of quite remarkable range, George Moore's first Irish novel is at once a deeply felt response to the tragic situation of the women of Anglo-Ireland and an exposure of an entire society and the system which underpins it. The "muslin martyrs" of the title are the numerous unmarried daughters of the Anglo-Irish gentry, and Moore, with a characteristic blend of sympathetic insight and feline delight, depicts these women at their husband-hunting activities, both in their rural Big House settings and during the festive events of the Dublin "season" to which the often desperate debutantes flocked. Rich in language, A Drama in Muslin constantly delights with its satirical effects and the vividness of its period detail.

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