The Master by Colm Toibin lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Picador, 2004, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: In The Master, his brilliant and profoundly moving fifth novel, Colm Toibin tells the story of Henry James, an American-born genius of the modern novel who became a connoisseur of exile, living among artists and aristocrats in Paris, Rome, Venice and London.
In January 1895 James anticipates the opening of his first play in London. He has never been so vulnerable, nor felt so deeply unsuited to the public gaze. When the production fails, he returns, chastened, to his writing desk. The result is a string of masterpieces, but they are produced at a high personal cost.
Colm Toibin captures the exquisite anguish of a man whose artistic gifts made his career a triumph but whose private life was haunted by loneliness and longing, and whose sexual identity remained unresolved. Henry James circulated in the grand parlours and palazzos of Europe, he was lauded and admired, yet his attempts at intimacy inevitably failed him and those he tried to love.
The Master is Colm Toibins most accomplished and powerful novel to date. It is a portrait of a man who was elusive to both friends and family even as he remained astonishingly vibrant and alive in his art a searching exploration of the hazards of putting the life of the mind before affairs of the heart.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Fiction Author: T category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!