Nora: The Real Life Of Molly Bloom by Brenda MaddoxNora: The Real Life Of Molly Bloom by Brenda Maddox

Nora: The Real Life Of Molly Bloom

byBrenda Maddox

Paperback | June 16, 2000

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In 1904, having known each other for only three months, a young woman named Nora Barnacle and a not yet famous writer named James Joyce left Ireland together for Europe - unwed. So began a deep and complex partnership, and eventually a marriage, which endured for thirty-seven years. This is the true story of Nora, the woman who, transformed by Joyce's imagination, became Molly Bloom, arguably the most famous female character in twentieth-century literature. It is also the story of Ireland, a social history encapsulated in the vivid recreation of Joyce and his small Irish entourage abroad. Ultimately it is the portrait of a relationship - of Nora's complicated, committed, and at times shocking relationship with a hardworking, hard drinking genius and with his work. In NORA: THE REAL LIFE OF MOLLY BLOOM, the award-winning biographer Brenda Maddox has given us a powerful new lens through which to see both James Joyce and the woman who was in turn his inspiration and his salvation.
Brenda Maddox is the author of several books, including D.H. LAWRENCE: THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE and, most recently, YEAT'S GHOSTS: THE SECRET LIFE OF W.B. YEATS. She lives in London.
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Title:Nora: The Real Life Of Molly BloomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.13 inPublished:June 16, 2000Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0618057005

ISBN - 13:9780618057009

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"Brilliant . . . the first book to read about Joyce himself."