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The Master

Toibin, Colm

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ISBN 10: 0743250400 / ISBN 13: 9780743250405
Editorial: Scribner, New York, US, 2004
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Signed by the author. This is the true first American edition of the author's fifth novel, based around the life of Henry James. Has all numbers present on the numberline ie 13579108642. Hard to find in the UK, especially signed and in such perfect condition. The Booker-shortlisted author of 'The Blackwater Lightship' and 'The Heather Blazing' continues to delight critics and public alike. This copy is immaculate. Pristine black and tan boards. Not price-clipped, or ex-libris and with no inscriptions apart from the author's flat-signed name (not a bookplate).There cannot be a more perfect copy. More photos available on request. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. N° de ref. de la librería 000083

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Título: The Master

Editorial: Scribner, New York, US

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition

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Like Michael Cunningham in "The Hours, " Colm Toibin captures the extraordinary mind and heart of a great writer. Brilliant and profoundly moving, "The Master" tells the story of Henry James, a man born into one of America's first intellectual families two decades before the Civil War. James left his country to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers. In stunningly resonant prose, Toibin captures the loneliness and longing, the hope and despair of a man who never married, never resolved his sexual identity, and whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed him and those he tried to love. The emotional intensity of Toibin's portrait of James is riveting. Time and again, James, a master of psychological subtlety in his fiction, proves blind to his own heart and incapable of reconciling his dreams of passion with his own fragility. Toibin is "a great and humanizing writer" who describes complex relationships in "supple, beautifully modulated prose" ("The Washington Post Book World"). In "The Master, " he has written his most ambitious and heartbreaking novel, an extraordinarily inventive encounter with a character at the cusp of the modern age, elusive to his own friends and even family, yet astonishingly vivid in these pages.

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Born into one of America?s first intellectual families two decades before the Civil War, Henry James left his country and lived in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among the artists and writers of the day. In stunningly resonant prose, Tóibín captures vividly nineteenth-century European landscapes and the hope and despair of a man who never married, never resolved his sexual identity, and whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed him and those he tried to love.

Tóibín is ?a great and humanizing writer? who describes complex relationships in ?supple, beautifully modulated prose? ( The Washington Post Book World). In The Master, he has written his most ambitious and heartbreaking novel, an extraordinarily inventive encounter with a character at the cusp of the modern age, elusive to his own friends and even family, yet astonishingly vivid and moving here.

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