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February 24: George Moore (1852)

It was on this date, February 24, 1852, that Irish writer George Moore was born George Augustus Moore, to a Roman Catholic family of large land holdings in Moore Hall, near Lough Carra, County Mayo. First intent on becoming a painter, in the 1870s he traveled to Paris and absorbed not only French artistic ideas, but French realist literary ideas, as well, and was especially influenced by Émile Zola. Although not outspoken on religion, his 1911 literary play, The Apostle, and his 1916 novel, The Brooke Kerith, clearly rejected the Christian view of Jesus…

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Originally published February 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

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