Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs

Book - 2011
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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.

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 disovers 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. With a foreword by Glenn Close .

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780143122524
Branch Call Number: MOORE
Characteristics: x, 98 p. ; 18 cm.

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KeyPaul
Jun 25, 2016

One of the rare times I liked the movie better. A hard read because dialogue was not clearly marked and sometimes I could not tell what was being said or thought. Also, the pronouns changing was hard to sort out too, but I suppose that is the point of the story.

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pigirl
Aug 08, 2012

This book has a VERY abrupt ending. It's quite jarring, but the rest of the book is good.

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switchgear
Feb 28, 2012

Enjoyable enough, but the way the narrative was written I found it a nuisance to have to pay attention to follow who was talking. But the story was good. worth reading.

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