George Moore: Confessions of a Young Man

Edited by Matthew Creasy

Critical Texts 66

Jewelled Tortoise 5

Modern Humanities Research Association

  April 2021

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Confessions of a Young Man (1888) by the Irish novelist George Moore traces the experiences of the narrator Edward Dayne amongst artistic and literary circles in Paris during the second half of the nineteenth century. Like the author, Dayne inherits wealth that allows him to experiment with a career as a painter before switching to poetry and literary journalism. Highly versatile in form and content, Moore's novel offers a gossip-filled insider's account of French art and literature; as well as presenting the story of a creative artistic awakening and providing a meditation upon influence and formation in the tradition of the Bildungsroman.

Matthew Creasy is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow.

Bibliography entry:

Creasy, Matthew (ed.), George Moore: Confessions of a Young Man, Critical Texts, 66 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2021)

First footnote reference: 35 George Moore: Confessions of a Young Man, ed. by Matthew Creasy, Critical Texts, 66 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2021), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Creasy, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Creasy, Matthew (ed.). 2021. George Moore: Confessions of a Young Man, Critical Texts, 66 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Creasy 2021: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Creasy 2021: 21.

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