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Albert Nobbs

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  427 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
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.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, Alber ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published December 21st 2011 by Penguin Books (first published 1918)
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Bettie☯


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Description: To be able to lead an independent and free life, industrious but introverted Albert hides a secret from the world, especially his fellow staff at a Dublin hotel. The encounters with decorator Hubert Page fuel Albert's dreams, not only of a better life, but of being able to share it with someone special.

Unusual period drama featuring Oscar-nominated performances.

Glenn Close as Mr Nobbs
Pauline Collins as Madge Baker

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Kirsty
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, august-2016
I probably would not have heard of Albert Nobbs had one of my best University friends not written about it for her Master's dissertation. I was so intrigued by it after reading her thesis through that I immediately downloaded it onto my Kindle and read it a couple of days later.

Albert Nobbs is fascinating, and remarkably well fleshed out considering its length. It demonstrates the very versatility of clothing in terms of gender performance, and the disparities which existed (and still exist) bet
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Leanne (Booksandbabble)
3.5 stars
Siv30
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
סיפור מוזר על חיי אלברט, אישה שחייה כגבר מלצר בדבלין. אלברט בצעירותה זיהתה את הסכנה שבגברים לנערות צעירות, מוצאת דרך להתפרנס כמלצר גבר.

היא חייה בבדידות, לא כגבר לא כאישה כמשהו לא מוגדר, כשהפחד מהעוני רודף אותה. מפגש עם יוברט, אישה שגם היא התחפשה לגבר, הופך את עולמה ומוביל אותה לנסות לפרוץ את מגבלות חייה.

זה סיפור עצוב על חיים בבדידות מזהרת, ללא אהבה, ללא אחווה, ללא רעות. זה סיפור על כישלון לפרוץ את המסגרות ואת תנאי החיים והמוסכמות, על ניפוץ חלומות, משאלות ושאיפות. ולבסוף זה סיפור של חברה לא סבלנ
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Laura
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Bettie
From BBC i Player:
Unusual period drama. To be able to lead an independent life, industrious but introverted Albert hides a secret from the world, especially his fellow staff at a Dublin hotel.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/...
Stephanie
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classic, 50-book-2012
I started reading Albert Nobbs when I stumbled upon it and recognized that it was cheap, short and a recent movie.

After reading the intro, a lovely one by Glenn Close (did you know she played Albert in NYC as one of her first characters ever?), I knew that I must read it.

Alfred is a girl who doesn't realize she has dreams. As head waiter at a prestigious restaurant she uses her secret identity as a man to grow a nice nest-egg for herself. She understands that it is this identity that enables her
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Amina - أمينَة.
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-as-a-movie
ألبرت نوبس إمرأه تم الإعتداء عليها من قِبل 5 رجال , لينحرف طريقها و تختار أن تتحول إلى رجل لحماية نفسها منهم , و تبدأ بالعمل مرتدية زي رجل و بشكل رجل إلى حد ما , في الفنادق ...
طبعا ألبرت ستتلاقى مع إمرأه أيضا متنكره كـ رجل وتعمل في مجال طلاء المنازل , هي أيضا هاربة من زوجها الذي كان يعنفها دائما .
القصّة حدثت في القرن التاسع عشر ..
لسبب من الأسباب شعرت بالقهر إتجاه هذه المرأه , الظلم والإنحطاط والنظرة الدونيّة للمرأة في الغرب في ذلك العصر يا إلهي ! ذكرني بأشياء كثيرة تحصل حاليا في العالم العربي
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Ivan
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really a very sad story of a woman living as a man in the early 20th century Dublin. Lovely prose.
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George Augustus Moore (24 February 1852 – 21 January 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo. He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s. There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day.

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