Albert Nobbs (Enhanced Edition)
: An eSpecial from Penguin Books (Enhanced Edition)
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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.
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. Forced one night to share his bed with an out-of-town laborer, Albert Nobbs’ carefully constructed facade nearly implodes when the stranger discovers 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.
Everything about this book is simply wonderful. It is such a good read. I absolutely would rather read a book rather than go to a movie, HOWEVER, I cannot wait to see this. Brilliantly written. Wow. Five stars, absolutely!