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The Master

The Master( )
Author: Tóibín, Colm
ISBN:978-0-330-42151-5
Publication Date:Feb 2005
Publisher:Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
Imprint:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $22.95
Book Description:

It is January 1895 and Henry James's play, Guy Domville, from which he hoped to make a fortune, has failed on the London stage. The Master opens with this disaster and takes the writer through the next five years, as he moved to Rye in Sussex having found his dream retreat, and as he wrote his short masterpiece, The Turn of the Screw, in which he used so much of his own life as an exile in England and a member of one of the great eccentric American families. He is impelled by the need...
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Book Details
Pages:372
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.1 x 20 x 2.4 cm
Book Weight:0.263 Kilograms
Author Biography
Toibin, Colm (Author)
Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Ireland in 1955. He studied history and English at University College Dublin, earning his B.A. in 1975. After graduating he moved to Barcelona for three years and taught at the Dublin School of English.

In 1978 he returned to Dublin and began working on an M.A. in Modern English and American Literature. He wrote for In Dublin, Hibernia, and The Sunday Tribune. He became the Features Editor of In Dublin in 1981, and then a year later accepted the position of Editor for the Irish current affairs magazine Magill.

His first book, Walking Along the Border, was published in 1987 and his first novel, The South, was published in 1990. He wrote for The Sunday Independent as a drama or television critic and political commentator. He writes regularly for The London Review of Books.

He has written several other novels including The Story of the Night, The Blackwater Lightship, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster. The Heather Blazing received the 1993 Encore Award and The Master received the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. In 2015 he made The New Zealand High Profile Titles List with All The Light We Cannot See. He was short listed for the 2015 Folio Prize for his title Nora Webster.

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