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The Master (Digital Audiobook)

By Colm Toibin, Ralph Cosham (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 24, 2021

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/3/2005)
Hardcover (5/25/2004)
Paperback, Chinese (12/8/2015)
Audio Cassette (7/1/2004)
Audio Cassette (11/1/2004)
MP3 CD (7/1/2004)
Compact Disc (7/1/2004)
Compact Disc (7/1/2004)

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“Henry James is one of the masters of American fiction, and in this wonderful new book Toibin works magic, conjuring images of the author in unforgettable prose, evoking not just the man, but his writing as well. The result is a brilliant, believable (fictional) portrait of a most remarkable man.”
— Kathy Ashton, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
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Description

“Colm Tóibín’s beautiful, subtle illumination of Henry James’s inner life” (The New York Times) captures the loneliness and hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably fail those he tried to love.

Beautiful and profoundly moving, The Master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into one of America’s first intellectual families who leaves his country in the late nineteenth century to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers. With stunningly resonant prose, “The Master is unquestionably the work of a first-rate novelist: artful, moving, and very beautiful” (The New York Times Book Review). The emotional intensity of this portrait is riveting.


About the Author

Colm Tóibín is the author of ten novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary; and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections and several books of criticism. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. Three times shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.