The Master by Colm Toibin

The Master Paperback May 3 2005

By Colm Toibin
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In January 1895 Henry James anticipates the opening of his first play, Guy Domville, in London. The production fails, and he returns, chastened and humiliated, to his writing desk. The result is a string of masterpieces, but they are produced at a high personal cost. In The Master Colm Toibin captures the exquisite anguish of a man who circulated in the grand parlours and palazzos of Europe, who was astonishingly vibrant and alive in his art, and yet whose attempts at intimacy inevitably failed him and those he tried to love. It is a powerful account of the hazards of putting the life of the mind before affairs of the heart.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publication date
May 3 2005
Language
English
Pages
338
ISBN-13
9780743250412
ISBN-10
0743250419
Weight
227g
Dimensions
135.0mm x 203.0mm