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The Temptation of Eileen Hughes

The Temptation of Eileen Hughes

A Novel

FSG Classics

Brian Moore

Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Trade Paperback

Eileen Hughes, twenty years old and never before out of Northern Ireland, has arrived in London for a week's holiday with Bernard and Mona McAuley, who are not only her employers but also, she believes, her friends. In Brian Moore's masterful handling, this seemingly simple story darkens and expands, exploring the nature of obsession—both spiritual and erotic—with an elegance, anarchic playfulness, and imagination that recall Henry Green or Muriel Spark.

Praise for The Temptation of Eileen Hughes

“This is the most amazing book . . . [Moore's] characters are piercingly real, his scenes supercharged with emotional intensity, lurking evil, and threatened innocence.” —Chicago Sun-Times on Brian Moore

“[Moore] is my favorite living novelist. Each new book of his is unpredictable, dangerous, and amusing. He treats the novel as a tamer treats a wild beast.” —Graham Greene on Brian Moore

“Of all our present novelists he is for me the one whose books most immediately evoke and touch my private feelings and fears.” —Christopher Ricks, New Statesman on Brian Moore

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Brian Moore

Brian Moore (1921–99) was the author of nineteen novels. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and died in Malibu, California.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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