The Lesson Of The Master

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 68 pages
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. Paul Overt was a faithless smoker; he would puff a cigarette for reasons with which tobacco had nothing to do. This was particularly the case on the occasion of which I speak; his motive was the vision of a little direct talk with Henry St. George.

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Review: The Lesson of the Master (Borges "Biblioteca Personal")

User Review  - Ana Maria RÓnceanu - Goodreads

There is a fine line between sacrifice and getting suckered which James explores here from the point of view of the young artist. Should one respect societies demands, or those of art or of one's heart? Read full review

Review: The Lesson of the Master (Borges "Biblioteca Personal")

User Review  - Douglas Dalrymple - Goodreads

I generally can't bear to hear artists talk about their art as if it were the only or most valuable thing in the world. Better, in my opinion, to love well those whom you are given to love, and to ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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