The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore

The novel revolves around the life of Judith Hearne, a lonely middle-aged spinster living in 1950s Belfast who struggles with her declining social status and her increasing reliance on alcohol. As she desperately seeks companionship and purpose in life, she becomes infatuated with her boarding house's landlady's brother, only to face rejection and further isolation. The book explores themes of loneliness, faith, disillusionment, and the harsh realities of ageing.

The 1210th greatest book of all time


Published
1955
Nationality
Irish
Type
Fiction
Pages
240
Words
63,000
Original Language
English

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