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Published: 12 October 2012

416 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199583010

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Esther Waters

New Edition

George Moore
Introduction and Notes by Stephen Regan

Oxford World's Classics

  • One of the most controversial and influential novels of the 1890s, Esther Waters scandalized Victorian opinion in its depiction of a single mother and her struggle to survive prejudice and injustice.
  • The only available edition of this powerful novel.
  • The Introduction examines the vivid depiction of Victorian sub-culture, horse-racing and gambling, the London tavern and the life of working-class women in the novel, as well as the stylistic influences of French naturalism and Impressionist painting.
  • Explanatory Notes provide helpful glosses on unfamiliar expressions and a range of horse racing and betting terms.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction by Stephen Regan.
  • New, up-to-date bibliography, improved chronology, and new and considerably expanded notes included.
  • New and reset text of the novel, using the revised 1899 text rather than the later 1920 edition, re-establishing the novel as a classic of the 1890s.