The Master

The Master

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"Colm Toibin's beautiful, subtle illumination of Henry James's inner life" (The New York Times) captures the loneliness and hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably fail those he tried to love. Beautiful and profoundly moving, The Master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into one of America's first intellectual families who leaves his country in the late nineteenth century to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers. With stunningly resonant prose, "The Master is unquestionably the work of a first-rate novelist: artful, moving, and very beautiful" (The New York Times Book Review). The emotional intensity of this portrait is riveting.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • Scribner Book Company
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0743250419
  • 9780743250412
  • 367,100

Review quote

"Toibin takes us almost shockingly close to the mystery of art itself. A remarkable, utterly original book."
-- Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours
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Review Text

Like Michael Cunningham in "The Hours, " Colm Toibin captures the extraordinary mind and heart of a
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Rating details

7,389 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 28% (2,104)
4 38% (2,820)
3 24% (1,738)
2 7% (543)
1 2% (184)
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