"Perhaps you were right, Esther. I couldn't have kept you on, on account of the bad example to the younger servants. I might have helped you with money. But six months alone in London and in your condition! ... I am glad you did not tell me, Esther; and as you say there is another to think of now, I hope you will never neglect your child, if God give it to you alive."
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Considered to be Moore's masterwork, Esther Waters is a poignant portrayal of a religious girl sent out to service, only to be seduced by a fellow employee and then abandoned after she becomes pregnant. Determined to raise her child, Esther faces many hardships in her quest to provide for herself and her son. Both moving and memorable, Esther Waters is a classic of realist fiction.… (more)