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The Master - Colm Tóibín
The Master
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780771085826 (0771085826)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
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3.0 The Master by Colm Tóibín
bookshelves: hardback, booker-shortlist, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, published-2003, lit-richer, books-about-books-and-book-shops, summer-2015, tbr-busting-2015, impac-winner Read from October 29, 2014 to August 24, 2015 Description: The Master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into ...
Towers of Books Come Tumbling Down!
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5.0 The Story of the Night by Colm Tóibín
Rating: 5.5/5 Summary: As Argentina is going through political upheaval, so is Richard. Strangled by his job and lack of love life, he takes risks and grows just like this new Argentina does. He finds himself in a new career and in a new love.Review: My initial reaction: "Brilliant, emotional, and w...
Peculiariteas rated it
3.0 Master
'The Master' is extraordinary in its being a work of fiction on a historical figure/author (that author being Henry James). I had close to no background knowledge about Henry James, even though I do own his 'the Portrait of a Lady' and know he wrote using extremely lengthy sentences - perhaps much l...
To Read Is to Fly
To Read Is to Fly rated it
I loved this book. I thought Tóibín did a beautiful job adapting his style to one that was evocative of Henry James, although more easily readable. The novel moves with James to London, Ireland, Italy, and Rye, and effectively integrates James' memories of the past in flashbacks that come as respons...
I know this looks really weird and everything, but apparently it's pretty great. Fictionalized bio of Henry James. Just, y'know, if I read him maybe I'll check this out too.
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