Esther Waters review ¿ 109

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“She stood on the platform watching the receding train A few bushes hid the curve of the line; the white vapour rose above them evaporating in the pale evening A moment and the last carriage would pass out of sight The white gates swung f. Esther never gives up; Never backs down I like that in a heroine

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Esther WatersOrward slowly and closed over the line” Thus opens the novel about Esther Waters young pious woman from a poor working class family who while working as a kitchen maid is seduced by another employee becomes pregnant is deserted by her lov. I'm amazed to be happy to give such a high rating to a story of an unlucky girl who has a baby outside marriage written by a Victorian man but while I read this a few years ago I did think that George Moore's handling of the subject was warm and sensitive Given Victorian delicacies regarding sexuality the vagueness as to whether Esther has been taken advantage of by her lover or was compliant because of the extra ale she had is perhaps to be expected and rather similar to Thomas Hary's euivocation about Tess I wished the time Esther spent in the workhouse might have had some detailed treatment but overall the overwhelming love that inspires Esther to fight on and keep her baby in an era when moral condemnation was appallingly unChristian is brilliantl done; the characters are real enough the scenes evocativeand when the cad comes back it is not with a twirl of his moustache and a clap of ominous thunder as in Hardy but in circumstances that make us realise he is not such bad fellow after allThe relationship between him and Esther is believable as is the ending Esther with her hot temper and natural humanity conflicting with her doctrinaire religious views is very sympathetic

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Esther Waters review ¿ 109 î “She stood on the platform watching the receding train A few bushes hid the curve of the line; the white vapour rose above them evaporating in the pale evening A moment and the last carriage would pass out of sight The white gates swung forward slowly and closed over the line” Thus opens the novel about Esther Waters younEr and against all odds decides to raise her child as a single mother Esther Waters is one of a group of Victorian novels that depict the life of a “fallen woman” It is considered to be Moore’s best novel Moore lived from 1852 to 1933. This is a fabulous and neglected book written in the 1890's A strong heroine fascinating portrayal of working class life in London and the culture of betting on horses Esther Waters is a young single mom making her way despite the odds Wonderfully evocative Much better than other well known fin de siecle books that have soppy heroines