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The Master by Colm Toibin
  

The Master

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Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2006. Now in paperback this Man Booker shortlisted novel follows five years in the life of Henry James directly after his play ‘Guy Domville” flopped on the London stage. An intelligent and moving read.

If you like Colm Toibin you might also like to read books by Philip Pullman, Michael Benoit and Sebastian Barry.

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The Master by Colm Toibin

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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‘This is an audacious, profound, and wonderfully intelligent book.
Guardian

About the Author

Colm Toibin

Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of eight novels including Blackwater Lightship, The Master and The Testament of Mary, all three of which were nominated for the Booker Prize, with The Master also winning the IMPAC Award, and Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel Award. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. His most recent novel is Nora Webster. He lives in Dublin.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st January 2005

Author

Colm Toibin

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Author's Website

www.colmtoibin.com/

Publisher

Picador

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
All Shortlists and Winners
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780330485661

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