Edward Moore (1712 - 1757)
Edward Moore was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, the son of a dissenting minister who was born at Abingdon, Berkshire. He was the author of Fables for the Female Sex (1744), The Trial of Selim the Persian (1748), The Foundling (1748) and Gil Blas (1751). He also wrote the domestic tragedy The Gamester, originally produced in 1753 with David Garrick in the leading character of Beverley the gambler. It is upon The Gamester that Moore's literary reputation rests; the play was much-produced in England and the United States in the century after Moore's death.
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