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Albert Nobbs: : An eSpecial from Penguin Books (Enhanced Edition)
     

Albert Nobbs: : An eSpecial from Penguin Books (Enhanced Edition)

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by George Moore
 

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Long out of print, George Moore’s classic novella returns just in time for the major motion picture starring Glenn Close as a woman disguised as a man in nineteenth-century Ireland.

This enhanced eBook includes video and stills from the movie, and features a foreword by Glenn Close.Set in a posh hotel in nineteenth-century Dublin, Albert Nobbs is the

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Long out of print, George Moore’s classic novella returns just in time for the major motion picture starring Glenn Close as a woman disguised as a man in nineteenth-century Ireland.

This enhanced eBook includes video and stills from the movie, and features a foreword by Glenn Close.Set in a posh hotel in nineteenth-century Dublin, Albert Nobbs is the story of an unassuming waiter hiding a shocking secret. Forced one night to share his bed with an out-of-town laborer, Albert Nobbs’ carefully constructed facade nearly implodes when the stranger discovers his true identity—that he’s actually a woman. Forced by this revelation to look himself in the mirror, Albert sets off in a desperate pursuit of companionship and love, a search he’s unwilling to abandon so long as he’s able to preserve his fragile persona at the same time. A tale of longing and romance, Albert Nobbs is a moving and startlingly frank gender-bending tale about the risks of being true to oneself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101569795
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/19/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
78
Sales rank:
1,075,204
File size:
281 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

George Moore was born in Ireland in 1852. At the age of eighteen, following the death of his father, he ran off to Paris to study painting. Immersed in Parisian café society, he mingled with many great artists of the time, but ultimately shifted his ambitions toward writing, struggling to become a poet and playwright. Only after leaving Paris for London did Moore establish himself as a published writer, and in 1894, he found both critical praise and commercial success with his masterwork, the realist novel Esther Waters. He wrote about ten novels in addition to numerous essays and short stories before his death in 1933.

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Albert Nobbs: An eSpecial from Penguin Books 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was shorter than I expected. It was written in a very different style. Some sentences started in the past or present and moved into the future. It was interesting the way the auther wrote of Albert as a man and as a woman. I enjoyed it because it was different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's amazing to realize that a mid-19th-Century author dealt so sensitively with (apparently) transgender and/or lesbian characters so well. I don't know if it was the author or the editing, but there are too many places where the lack of quotation marks or separation of quotes into paragraphs make it difficult to figure out who is saying what. A good story, worth reading, and just different enough from the screenplay.
sanken211 More than 1 year ago
Decent story but not a lot to it. I guess to be expected for a novella. Hope the movie is better. A short, quick read.
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BeachcomberDC More than 1 year ago
How fun for a screen writer - to write a screen play from a short story! It allows the screen writer to interpret and expand on the authors meaning. The story takes place in 1800's Dublin. It is an interesting portrate of a unique life path. Chosen out of necessity, it eventually obscures Albert's true nature until, one day, she meets someone who stirs an awakening. Beware. It is, I believe, substantially different from the movie. Worth the read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the same issue mentioned in other reviews regarding the videos not working...contacted NOOK Support and they were very helpful. Turn off your nook and turn it back on. This fixed the problem on my tablet.
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Montana-Cowgirl More than 1 year ago
This is a short novella by a mostly-self published 18th century writer. It is a very quick read. The author cries out for editing. He never met a quotation mark or punctuation he likes. It is a story of early lesbianism which was hidden in every-day sight by women who posed as men to get jobs as slightly better than menial housemaids or cooks. I read it to prepare myself for seeing the Merill Streep movie and was not disappointed. A book club I visited reviewed it to mixed reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not get the videos to play even after rebooting Can I get a refund? .