The Temptation of Eileen Hughes Epub ´ The Temptation

The Temptation of Eileen Hughes Epub ´ The Temptation


The Temptation of Eileen Hughes [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Temptation of Eileen Hughes By Brian Moore – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk This book portrays the relationship between a quiet young shop assistant from Ulster and her wealthy employers This book portrays the of Eileen ePUB ´ relationship between a quiet young shop assistant from Ulster and her wealthy employers.

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Temptation of Eileen Hughes
  • Brian Moore
  • 09 June 2019
  • 0006548326

About the Author: Brian Moore

Brian Moore of Eileen ePUB ´ was born into a large, devoutly Catholic family in Belfast, Northern Ireland His father was a surgeon and lecturer, and his mother had been a nurse Moore left Ireland during World War II and in moved to Canada, where he worked for the Montreal Gazette, married his first wife, and began to write potboilers under various pen names, as he would continue to do throughout the s The Lonely Passion of Judith The Temptation PDF or Hearne , now available as an NYRB Classic , said to have been rejected by a dozen publishers, was the first book Moore published under his own name, and it was followed by nineteen subsequent novels written in a broad range of modes and styles, from the realistic to the historical to the quasi fantastical, including The Luck of Ginger Coffey, An Answer from Limbo, The Emperor of Ice Cream, I Am Mary Dunne, Catholics, Black Robe, and Temptation of Eileen Epub à The Statement Three novels Lies of Silence, The Colour of Blood, and The Magician s Wife were short listed for the Booker Prize, and The Great Victorian Collection won the James Tait Black Memorial PrizeAfter adapting The Luck of Ginger Coffey for film in , Moore moved to California to work on the script for Alfred Hitchcock s Torn Curtain He remained in Malibu for the rest of his life, remarrying there and teaching at UCLA for some fifteen years Shortly before his death, Moore wrote, There are those stateless wanderers who, finding the larger world into which they have stumbled vast, varied and exciting, become confused in their loyalties and lose their sense of home I am one of those wanderers.



10 thoughts on “The Temptation of Eileen Hughes

  1. Ivana Books Are Magic Ivana Books Are Magic says:

    Published in 1981, The Temptation of Eileen Huges tells the story of a young innocent shop assistant being pursued by a rich employer It is not a beautifully written novel, that is for sure Nevertheless, it kept my interest Once I got into the story and found myself relating to characters to a point , I could appreciate its thematicWhat is this novel truly about Well, it is about love At its core, this novel asks some interesting questions It may not be the best written novel, the Published in 1981, The Temptation of Eileen Huges tells the story of a young innocent shop assistant being pursued by a rich employer It is not a beautifully written novel, that is for sure Nevertheless, it kept my interest Once I got into the story and found myself relating to characters to a point , I could appreciate its thematicWhat is this novel truly about Well, it is about love At its core, this novel asks some interesting questions It may not be the best written novel, the style of writing leaves much to be desired but it is an interesting novel on overall as slow and boring at times Initially, I was somewhat skeptical about this novel mainly because the plot didn t look too attractive It sounded like a familiar and perhaps even dated topic a married man madly in love with a young woman Love triangle how much times have I read about it The story seemed predictive There is a young innocent girl and a rich couple that offers her a better life but only there is a catch I mean it almost sounds like a soap opera, doesn t it However, this novel somehow manages to be really good I was very interested in the trio, maybe because just when you think you ve figured them out, they turn into something new, making you realize that the wife is not such a harpy as she seems or that Eileen is not so boringly and unconvincingly innocent There are layers to this novel Not as much as I would like, but enough to keep things interesting It s not just a story about love it s about something else as well As much as it is about drama of being in love, it is also about the purpose of life and other questions one may asked oneself Many interesting themes such as religion, the meaning of live and suicide get examined in the course of this novel, and even if they aren t given that much space, they keep the reader interested The Temptation of Eileen Huges opens up with three characters Bernard, Mona and Eileen vacationing in London This trio stays in focus throughout the novel The other characters are not analyzed, they are in the background The only exception would be Eileen s mother she gets some space and character Another thing that is in the background is the political climate of the time but it doesn t impact the narrative that much For instance, the bombing IRA is carelessly mentioned, it doesn t have an impact on the lives of this literal characters I don t think that social status is that important here, it s just something that is described, not something that is commented on that s my opinion.Somehow this novel seems much older than it is Why is that If there aren t such things as jeans mentioned, I would have a feeling that it s written hundred years ago Only slang I ve noticed is the one used by one American guy There is just something old fashion about the writing It seems dry I don t know if that adjective makes sense How else could I put it There s no flare in this writer s words, no magic Nevertheless, some lines from this novel are really so fascinating Mostly because they are in all the right places The dialogues are good and they fit the characters personality Moreover,the narrative somehow manages to pass from third person to first person effortlessly hard to notice when and how it happens.What I really liked is that by the end of the novel I really sympathized with every member of this strange trio Maybe there is something universal about suffering because of love As much as I believe that people suffer mostly because they won t face reality but choose to believe in their own perception about person they happen to fall for It is still quite tragic I m human too and I can relate It is hard with all those feelings and nowhere to channel them One doesn t quite know what is worse, being in love with someone who doesn t love you or being burdened with guilt because you cannot repay someone s emotions Both is hard in its own way Life is hard How much I did not want to sympathize with Bernard because I though him a selfish idiot I had to when I ve read this And as she lay there on her stomach staring at him through the bushes as though she were a sniper and he her innocent victim, she felt a strange sad empathy for Bernard McAuley For how terrible it must be to fall in love with someone who was completely out of the question, someone who turned from you in disgust, someone who would never acknowledge one bit of love you felt for them And there, in the park, watching him, she admitted to herself that he did love her and could not help himself To conclude, besides the dry writing and some other minor flaws, this novel is really interesting and attention worthy I do recommend it

  2. Tina Tamman Tina Tamman says:

    So far Brian Moore has always surprised me He is one of the authors who does not seem to repeat himself And this novel is superb reads like a thriller, fills you alternately with anxiety and annoyance I had to put it aside for a while and leaves you with much to think about What is needed for human happiness, who can tell Essentially it is a love triangle if an unusual one Or is it about obsession Anyway, it involves three people from Northern Ireland visiting London on a holiday that So far Brian Moore has always surprised me He is one of the authors who does not seem to repeat himself And this novel is superb reads like a thriller, fills you alternately with anxiety and annoyance I had to put it aside for a while and leaves you with much to think about What is needed for human happiness, who can tell Essentially it is a love triangle if an unusual one Or is it about obsession Anyway, it involves three people from Northern Ireland visiting London on a holiday that quickly begins to unravel It is the way that Moore handles his characters that is just perfect psychologically spot on, I think.I love fiction of about 200 pages seems to pack in so muchthan a book of 500 pages or so.Recommended

  3. Barbara Barbara says:

    Moore tells the story of a 20 year old Catholic girl and her wealthy employers, Bernard and Mona McAuley The story opens with the three of them in London for a vacation This unusual arrangement clues in the reader immediately that there is something unusual about their relationship Eileen is naive and innocent in the way many Catholic girls were in decades past The setting is the 1980 s, but Ireland and Northern Ireland had yet to experience the sexual revolution Eileen was convent educat Moore tells the story of a 20 year old Catholic girl and her wealthy employers, Bernard and Mona McAuley The story opens with the three of them in London for a vacation This unusual arrangement clues in the reader immediately that there is something unusual about their relationship Eileen is naive and innocent in the way many Catholic girls were in decades past The setting is the 1980 s, but Ireland and Northern Ireland had yet to experience the sexual revolution Eileen was convent educated, and lived alone with her widowed mother Living and working in a small town outside of Belfast, she d seen nothing of the world The trip to London was her first trip outside Ireland, and on an airplane The story is set during the height of the Troubles but they are in the deep background of this story The characters regularly go into Belfast to shop or for leisure Eileen thinks about moving to Belfast, and working there While clearly the Troubles made life unbearably in some neighborhoods, there were people who went about their lives seeing the presence of the army as an inconvenience, but didn t spend time focused on the war.This is the story of the power people hold over one another s life Moore asks who holds the power in this situation Eileen Mona Bernard If you are a fan of Moore, interested in Northern Ireland, and the lives of women, it is worth a read

  4. Allan Allan says:

    More of a 3.5 star read for me.While not my favourite of the Brian Moore novels that I ve read, it still lived up to the quote from The Times on the cover of my edition, in that it was a very good novel indeed.The narrative follows twenty year old Eileen Hughes, a shop assistant from the village of Lis Co Tyrone Co Down or fictional setting it s not clear , as she travels to London for a week s holiday with her wealthy employers, thirty somethings Bernard and Mona McAuley While on firs More of a 3.5 star read for me.While not my favourite of the Brian Moore novels that I ve read, it still lived up to the quote from The Times on the cover of my edition, in that it was a very good novel indeed.The narrative follows twenty year old Eileen Hughes, a shop assistant from the village of Lis Co Tyrone Co Down or fictional setting it s not clear , as she travels to London for a week s holiday with her wealthy employers, thirty somethings Bernard and Mona McAuley While on first impression the benevolence shown seems genuine, very soon, the complex relationship between the couple is apparent, and the real cause of their generosity becomes apparent.It s hard to talk about the novel without including spoilers, but Moore is able to weave quite a complex tale in a pretty short book The uneasiness I felt when reading, particularly when it came to the arrogance of the employers was genuine, although a few of the events that occurred during the course of the novel were probably a little incredulous Still, the tale was well written, and was one that I was able to finish comfortably in a couple of extended sessions, such was the manner in which it held my attention.Perhaps not the place to start if wanting to read Brian Moore, but an enjoyable book nonetheless

  5. Ivana Ivana says:

    I was somewhat skeptical about this novel mainly because the plot didn t look too attractive It sounded like a familiar and perhaps even dated topic a married man madly in love with a young woman Love triangle how much times have I read about it However, it somehow manages to be really good I was very interested in the trio, maybe because just when you think you ve figured them out, they turn into something new, making you realize that he wife is not such a harpy as she seems or that Eilee I was somewhat skeptical about this novel mainly because the plot didn t look too attractive It sounded like a familiar and perhaps even dated topic a married man madly in love with a young woman Love triangle how much times have I read about it However, it somehow manages to be really good I was very interested in the trio, maybe because just when you think you ve figured them out, they turn into something new, making you realize that he wife is not such a harpy as she seems or that Eileen is not so boringly and unconvincingly innocent It s not just a story about love it s about something else as well As much as it is about drama of being in love, it is also about the purpose of life and other questions one may asked oneselfthemes like religion and suicide are in there as well The Temptation of Eileen Huges opens up with three characters Bernard, Mona and Eileen vacationing in London This trio stays in focus throughout the novel The other characters are not analyzed, they are in the background The only exception would be Eileen s mother she gets some space and character Another thing that is in the background is the political climate of the time bombing IRA is carelessly mentioned, it doesn t have an impact on the lives of this literal characters I don t think that social status is that important here, it s just something that is described, not something that is commented on that s my opinion Somehow this novel seems much older than it is Why is that If there aren t such things as jeans mentioned, I would have a feeling that it s written hundred years ago Only slang I ve noticed is the one used by one American guy There is just something old fashion about the writing It seems dry I don t know if that adjective makes sense How else could I put it There s no flare in this writer s words, no magic Nevertheless, some lines from this novel are really so fascinating They are in all the right places The dialogues are good and they fit the characters personality Moreover,the narrative somehow manages to pass from third person to first person effortlessly hard to notice when and how it happens What I really liked is that by the end of the novel I really sympathized with every member of this strange trio Maybe there is something universal about suffering because of love As much as I believe that people suffer mostly because they won t face reality but choose to believe in their own perception about person they happen to fall for It is still quite tragicall those feelings and nowhere to channel them One doesn t quite know what is worse, being in love with someone who doesn t love you or being burdened with guilt because you cannot repay someone s emotions.How much I did not want to sympathize with Bernard because I though him selfish I had to when I ve read this And as she lay there on her stomach staring at him through the bushes as though she were a sniper and he her innocent victim, she felt a strange sad empathy for Bernard McAuley For how terrible it must be to fall in love with someone who was completely out of the question, someone who turned from you in disgust, someone who would never acknowledge one bit of love you felt for them And there, in the park, watching him, she admitted to herself that he did love her and could not help himself

  6. A. Mary A. Mary says:

    Unexpected, thoroughly What a reader thinks will happen, doesn t There s nothing of the formulaic here, and Moore moves his small cast through their secrets and dreams and fears very deftly In the end, one can t be entirely sure about the temptation of the title, whether Eileen is tempted or if Eileen herself is the temptation It is fully both Yes, the story is about obsession, but it s also about the fact that no one knows anyone else s story completely, doesn t know why another person d Unexpected, thoroughly What a reader thinks will happen, doesn t There s nothing of the formulaic here, and Moore moves his small cast through their secrets and dreams and fears very deftly In the end, one can t be entirely sure about the temptation of the title, whether Eileen is tempted or if Eileen herself is the temptation It is fully both Yes, the story is about obsession, but it s also about the fact that no one knows anyone else s story completely, doesn t know why another person does the things that get done, and it s about people s characters and values, too

  7. Pascale Pascale says:

    This book is much less exciting than it sounds, and is in fact a bit of a misnomer Eileen is too much of a goody two shoes to experience any kind of strong desire or emotion The novel would have beeninteresting if it had focussedon Bernard, the rich businessman who falls madly in love with Eileen, and yields to the temptation of confessing his love to her, although he is already married Moore suggests at various points that after some sort of religious crisis, Bernard has given up This book is much less exciting than it sounds, and is in fact a bit of a misnomer Eileen is too much of a goody two shoes to experience any kind of strong desire or emotion The novel would have beeninteresting if it had focussedon Bernard, the rich businessman who falls madly in love with Eileen, and yields to the temptation of confessing his love to her, although he is already married Moore suggests at various points that after some sort of religious crisis, Bernard has given up on God, tried worshipping the arts, and finally elected pretty, clueless Eileen as his deity If you suspend disbelief and are prepared to accept that an Irish guy who runs shops and construction companies is at bottom a dandy yearning for platonic love, you might like the character of Bernard Eileen is just bored to death by Bernard s devotion, and her lack of empathy makes her fairly repulsive In any case, this story, although competently told, doesn t add up to much

  8. Steven Wright Steven Wright says:

    This novel doesn t achieve the same artistry as Moore s The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne a book I adore so much that I ve read multiple times , but, overall, this was a well written, utterly engrossing, fairly well crafted book The behavior of Eileen s boss could be uncomfortably creepy at times though this was no doubt intentional and Eileen herself, as a protagonist, struck me as a bit bland but the excellent prose and page turning narrative mostly redeem those flaws And the ending, t This novel doesn t achieve the same artistry as Moore s The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne a book I adore so much that I ve read multiple times , but, overall, this was a well written, utterly engrossing, fairly well crafted book The behavior of Eileen s boss could be uncomfortably creepy at times though this was no doubt intentional and Eileen herself, as a protagonist, struck me as a bit bland but the excellent prose and page turning narrative mostly redeem those flaws And the ending, though surprising, was plaintively satisfying

  9. Glen Glen says:

    Short and somewhat interesting novel about a young Irish woman who is drawn into the strange relationship of a wealthy couple who employ her The obsessive fixation of the husband, Bernard, on Eileen was well drawn in chilling and pathetic detail, but the character of his wife seemed enigmatic right to the end, perhaps by design, and the insertion of the character of Earl, the American visiting London on business, smacked of a bit of the deus ex machina, but all in all a provocative and satisfyi Short and somewhat interesting novel about a young Irish woman who is drawn into the strange relationship of a wealthy couple who employ her The obsessive fixation of the husband, Bernard, on Eileen was well drawn in chilling and pathetic detail, but the character of his wife seemed enigmatic right to the end, perhaps by design, and the insertion of the character of Earl, the American visiting London on business, smacked of a bit of the deus ex machina, but all in all a provocative and satisfying psychological study with class overtones

  10. Tim Armstrong Tim Armstrong says:

    Brian Moore, for me, is the Irish Graham Greene He is that good And The Temptation of Eileen Hughes is another excellent novel from this wonderful writer.Sadly not enough people know about Moore, or at least in Australia anyway but this is now the sixth, or seventh Moore novel I ve read and all have been consistently good Perhaps not as great or as famous as Greene but in so many ways Moore is just as compelling a writer as Greene, and that is praise enough.

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