The Untilled Field

George MOORE (1852 - 1933)

George Moore, an Irish writer involved with the Celtic Revival was influenced by the French Realists and particularly by the work of Émile Zola. Often considered as the first modern Irish novelist he became involved with Lady Gregory and William Butler Yeats in the establishment of the Irish Literary Theatre. As part of his involvement with the Literary Revival, he wrote a set of short stories set in Ireland, drawn from his experiences growing up on his family’s estates in Co. Mayo. The stories were intended to be translated into Irish as a part of a new tradition of Gaelic Literature.
The stories were later published in English as The Untilled Field, in 1903. Moore was initially influenced by Ivan Turgenyev’s collection of short stories, Tales of a Sportsman and in turn they are thought to have been an influence on James Joyce’s Dubliners collection. Moore’s stories look at Irish rural life at the end of the 19th Century and examines the role that the clergy played in the lives of those who remained after mass emigration denuded the Irish countryside. - Summary by Noel Badrian

Genre(s): Single Author Collections

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 In the Clay NoelBadrian
00:42:40
Play 02 Some Parishioners - Part 1 NoelBadrian
00:30:42
Play 03 Some Parishioners - Part 2 NoelBadrian
00:30:31
Play 04 Some Parishioners - Part 3 NoelBadrian
00:41:56
Play 05 Some Parishioners - Part 4 NoelBadrian
00:40:15
Play 06 The Exile - Part 1 NoelBadrian
00:30:22
Play 07 The Exile - Part 2 NoelBadrian
00:22:43
Play 08 Home Sickness NoelBadrian
00:31:19
Play 09 A Letter to Rome NoelBadrian
00:32:44
Play 10 Julia Cahill's Curse NoelBadrian
00:32:49
Play 11 A Play-house in the Waste NoelBadrian
00:27:17
Play 12 The Wedding Gown NoelBadrian
00:24:17
Play 13 The Clerk's Quest NoelBadrian
00:12:59
Play 14 Alms-Giving NoelBadrian
00:11:40
Play 15 So On He Fares NoelBadrian
00:28:07
Play 16 The Wild Goose - Part 1 NoelBadrian
00:37:32
Play 17 The Wild Goose - Part 2 NoelBadrian
00:40:06
Play 18 The Wild Goose - Part 3 NoelBadrian
00:39:04
Play 19 The Wild Goose - Part 4 NoelBadrian
00:44:14
Play 20 The Way Back NoelBadrian
00:38:44