Thomas Moore Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


“Centenary of Thomas Moore.” Catholic World 29, no. 170 (May 1879): 225-47.

Detailed and anecdotal account of the poet's life and works.


Bentley, D. M. R. “Thomas Moore's Construction of Upper Canada in ‘Ballad Stanzas’.” Canadian Poetry 35 (fall-winter 1994): 1-10.

Considers how Moore's poem “Ballad Stanzas,” in which the poet celebrated the beauty and Edenic quality of Upper Canada, was influential in shaping American, Canadian, and British perceptions of the region during the early nineteenth century.

Feldman, Paula R. “Mary Shelley and the Genesis of Moore's Life of Byron.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 20, no. 4 (1980): 611-20.

Discusses the contribution Mary Shelley made to Moore's Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, focusing in particular on the personal relationship between Moore and Shelley, who met only days following Byron's funeral.

Florio, Joseph. “Joyce's Eveline.The Explicator 51, no. 3 (spring 1993): 181-85.

Suggests that Joyce took the name of “Eveline” from the traditional song “My Dear Eveleen,” which Moore had renamed “Silent, O Moyle” and rewritten to reflect a Celtic myth involving the lonely and woeful daughter of a god.

Heard, Elisabeth J. “A New Letter of Thomas Moore.” Notes and Queries 44, no. 3 (September 1997): 330-32.

Reprints a previously unpublished letter Moore wrote in 1823 to his contact at the Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown publishing company regarding revisions he was making to his controversial Loves of the Angels.

Additional coverage of Moore's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 96 and 144.