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The Master

Narrated by: William Hope
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Master by Colm Toibin, read by Geoffrey Howard.

In January 1895 Henry James anticipates the opening of his first play, Guy Domville, in London. The production fails, and he returns, chastened and humiliated, to his writing desk. The result is a string of masterpieces, but they are produced at a high personal cost.

In The Master Colm 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. It is a powerful account of the hazards of putting the life of the mind before affairs of the heart.

©2014 Penguin Books Limited (P)2014 Colm Tóibín

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Very interesting, historic novel, of

Had a lovely time reading this novel, great performance and well written, so I shall leave it at that

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Masterly

Very cleverly written exactly in the style of Henry James.
Would be v interested to know how much of it really happened.