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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

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Written by Brian MooreAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Brian Moore
Afterword by Mary GordonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mary Gordon

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics
  • On Sale: June 15, 2010
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-59017-349-7 (1-59017-349-X)
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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.

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is, to my notion, everything a novel should be.”–Harper Lee (New York Times, 1960)
“Each book of [Moore’s] is dangerous, unpredictable, and amusing. He treats the novel as a trainer treats a wild beast.”–Graham Greene
Judith Hearne is a masterpiece.” –Richard Yates
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne reads as freshly, and as heart-breakingly, today as it did when it first appeared in 1955.” –John Banville