George Moore (novelist)
Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo. He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s. There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day.
About George Moore (novelist) in brief
George Augustus Moore was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo. He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s. There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day. As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists. His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, and, although Moore’s work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist. He was also influenced by the works of Émile Zola, who was an influential figure in Moore’s development as a writer. Moore’s own characters, whose trait, failed to show up as a artist, show up in his later novels and plays. He also met many other key artists of the time, including Pissarro, Renoir, Monet, Daudet, Turgenev, René Monet and Turgenay, above all above, Zola. Moore was a friend of the young Willie and Oscar Wilde, who spent their summer holidays at nearby Moytura, and was friends with Lewis Hawkins, who became Moore’s flatmate and later a circus man. He is buried in Moore Hall, near Lough Carra,.
County Mayo, with his brother Maurice George Moore. His great-uncle, John Moore, was president of the Province of Connacht in the short-lived Irish Republic of 1798 during the Irish Rebellion of 1898. His father, George Henry Moore, sold his stable and hunting interests during the Great Irish Famine, and from 1847 to 1857 served as an Independent Member of Parliament for Mayo in the British House of Commons. He died in 1870 and his son inherited the family estate that was valued at £3,596. He handed it over to his brother and in 1873, on attaining his majority, moved to Paris to study art. It took him several attempts to find an artist who would accept him as a pupil. He met Monsieur Jullian, who had previously been a masked man, who took him on for 40 francs a month, for a month. He later went on to become an influential writer and critic, and wrote a number of books about the life of Louis XIV, Napoleon III, and the French Revolution. Moore also wrote a play about the Battle of the Bulge, which was published in 1881. He had a son, Maurice George, who died in 1883, and a daughter, Mary, who lived in London in 1885. His son Maurice died in 1916, and he died in 1918, at the age of 48. He wrote a book about the death of his brother, Maurice, in which he said: ‘I have never been so happy in my life.’