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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Albert Nobbs by George Moore. Albert Nobbs by George Moore. 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, Alber 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.

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. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published December 21st by Penguin Books first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Albert Nobbs , please sign up. See 1 question about Albert Nobbs…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Albert Nobbs. Jan 04, Bettie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Laura, Wanda et al.

Shelves: film-only , brit-isles-ireland , shortstory-shortstories-novellas , lit-richer-jan , glbt , underratings , winter , period-piece , published , eire-dublin. Description: To be able to lead an independent and free life, industrious but introverted Albert hides a secret from the world, especially his fellow staff at a Dublin hotel. The encounters with decorator Hubert Page fuel Albert's dreams, not only of a better life, but of being able to share it with someone special.

Unusual period drama featuring Oscar-nominated performances. Feb 01, Katie Lumsden rated it liked it. One of those books that is perhaps more interesting than enjoyable. A really fascinating novella, ahead of its time in many ways, dealing with a transgender man or, maybe more accurately, a lesbian woman who lives as a man to get better work in the Victorian period it's not clear. However, I didn't think it was as well written as his Drama in Muslin, and I wasn't a huge fan of the ending.

A mixed one, then, but I'm very glad I finally read this. Aug 30, Kirsty rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle , august I probably would not have heard of Albert Nobbs had one of my best University friends not written about it for her Master's dissertation.

I was so intrigued by it after reading her thesis through that I immediately downloaded it onto my Kindle and read it a couple of days later. Albert Nobbs is fascinating, and remarkably well fleshed out considering its length. It demonstrates the very versatility of clothing in terms of gender performance, and the disparities which existed and still exist bet I probably would not have heard of Albert Nobbs had one of my best University friends not written about it for her Master's dissertation.

It demonstrates the very versatility of clothing in terms of gender performance, and the disparities which existed and still exist between men and women in the spheres of work and the home.

The novella should certainly be read far more than it is; it was out of print for decades, and was only republished due to the film coming out. Moore's writing is wonderful, and whilst I found the genders confusing in places - switching, as they do, from 'he' to 'she' and back again when describing the same character - it did not take away any of my enjoyment of the story.

Albert Nobbs is a work which is clever, relevant, and important, and which has made me want to read the entirety of George Moore's back catalogue sooner rather than later.

View 2 comments. Sep 12, Leanne Booksandbabble rated it liked it. Nov 18, Carmen rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction , he-says , traditionally-published. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Short book. An Irish woman starts cross-dressing out of necessity and lives her life as a waiter. This makes her a lot more money and keeps her safer. Then one day she happens to meet another 'perhasper' and he plants the idea in that she should get married to a woman.

So she courts a woman and dreams about being married but the woman rejects her, breaks her heart, and she dies alone. Not very uplifting. Mar 08, Laura rated it really liked it Recommended to Laura by: Bettie. Shelves: fictionth-century , read , film-only , irish-literature. To be able to lead an independent life, industrious but introverted Albert hides a secret from the world, especially his fellow staff at a Dublin hotel. View all 3 comments.

May 23, Stephanie rated it really liked it Shelves: book , classic. I started reading Albert Nobbs when I stumbled upon it and recognized that it was cheap, short and a recent movie. After reading the intro, a lovely one by Glenn Close did you know she played Albert in NYC as one of her first characters ever? Alfred is a girl who doesn't realize she has dreams. As head waiter at a prestigious restaurant she uses her secret identity as a man to grow a nice nest-egg for herself.

She understands that it is this identity that enables her I started reading Albert Nobbs when I stumbled upon it and recognized that it was cheap, short and a recent movie. She understands that it is this identity that enables her to live a decent life and she doesn't want to ruin it. That is until she is forced to bunk with a man named Hubert and a flea threatens to ruin her secret.

After Albert's encounter she begins to wish for a wife and home, children and freedom, all the things that Hubert told her that she could have.

Without Hubert around to guide her, she begins a relationship with a flirty, money-grubbing maid. This relationship will be her downfall. At first glance this story seems to be nothing more than a sorrowful tale of lost identity and of love; how sad it must be to recognize that you can have more in life, but not know how to get it.

But, it's so much more than that as it comments on Societies treatment of gender Albert wouldn't even be considered for her job as a woman. As a woman she would have become a prostitute or worse to survive. Being a man during this time period forced Albert into her livelihood and into her falsehoods. It would seem that men, too, are limited by their gender roles and can only be in pursuit or alone. Albert learns that to get and keep a woman he must spend money and time Androgyny As a man, Albert wasn't a woman to complete her, but not in the sexual sense.

Only a woman can help her raise a family and only a room can help her keep her house. In this respect she reminds me of the women in the novel The Fox. It isn't that she wants a relationship, it's that she can't see the way around getting what she wants without being in one.

It is this thought that proves to be disastrous. Love In the end, Albert's false feelings ruins him. Having had no other friends, because he didn't allow himself out of fear, and having never been in a relationship, he cannot figure out how to make it work.

Albert learns about the ideals of love from those that would rather use it has an ends to a means. He cannot have what Hubert has with Cathleen because he is searching in all the wrong places.

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Albert Nobbs

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.

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This enhanced eBook includes video and stills from the movie, and features a foreword by Glenn Close. Set in a posh hotel in nineteenth-century Dublin, Albert Nobbs is the story of an unassuming waiter hiding a shocking secret. 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. George Moore was born in Ireland in

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The film received mixed reviews, but the performances by Glenn Close and Janet McTeer were praised; they were nominated for the Academy Award in the categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress , respectively. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup. Although biologically female, Albert has spent the last 30 years living as a man. He has also been secretly saving money to buy a tobacconist shop to gain some measure of freedom and independence. Recently unemployed Joe Mackins arrives at the hotel and cons his way into a boilerman job. He and a maid there, Helen Dawes, become lovers. Hubert Page, tasked with painting at the hotel, discovers Albert's secret.

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