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The Resource The Master

The Master

Label
The Master
Title
The Master
Statement of responsibility
Colm Toibin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Colm Tóibín'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
Summary
Tells the story of Henry James, the famous novelist born into one of America's intellectual first families two decades before the Civil War, and who left his country to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers. 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
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2006.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2004.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Fiction, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
  • Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2005.
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123876
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Toibin, Colm
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Master
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781439106860
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Master
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781439106860
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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