The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - Brian Moore & Mary Gordon

Title: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Author: Brian Moore & Mary Gordon

Date: 2010-06-15

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - Brian Moore & Mary Gordon

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is an unflinching and deeply sympathetic portrait of a woman destroyed by self and circumstance. First published in 1955, it marked Brian Moore as a major figure in English literature (he would go on to be short-listed three times for the Booker Prize) and established him as an astute chronicler of the human soul.

Judith Hearne is an unmarried woman of a certain age who has come down in society. She has few skills and is full of the prejudices and pieties of her genteel Belfast upbringing. But Judith has a secret life. And she is just one heartbreak away from revealing it to the world.