How Long to Read Esther Waters

By George Moore

How Long Does it Take to Read Esther Waters?

It takes the average reader 1 hour and 5 minutes to read Esther Waters by George Moore

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


Esther Waters is an unmarried young woman from an impoverished working class family who, while employed as a kitchen maid, is seduced by one of her fellow domestic servants, falls pregnant, then subsequently is deserted by her lover. Despite the dire circumstances and the social stigma of bearing a child out of wedlock, Esther decides to bring up her future child as a single mother, despite the backlash she will face. 'Esther Waters' is one of a group of Victorian novels depicting the life and times of the "fallen woman". It is widely regarded as Moore’s best novel. Highly recommended for fans of the natural realist novels of Émile Zola, Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope, who examined the societal repercussions of the early-stage capitalism immediately following the Industrial Resolution. George Augustus Moore was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic and playwright. As a writer he best known for his contribution to the natural realist genre of literature. He was among the first English-language writers to follow in the footsteps of the French realists, especially the writings of Émile Zola were influential on his work. Moore himself went on to influence fellow Irishman James Joyce. Although Moore's work is often not considered to belong to the mainstream Irish and British literature of his time, he is widely accepted as being one of the first great modern Irish novelists.

How long is Esther Waters?

Esther Waters by George Moore is 64 pages long, and a total of 16,256 words.

This makes it 22% the length of the average book. It also has 20% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read Esther Waters Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 1 hour and 28 minutes to read Esther Waters aloud.

What Reading Level is Esther Waters?

Esther Waters is suitable for students ages 8 and up.

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