Maurice Guest

By: Henry Handel Richardson
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Maurice Guest" by Henry Handel Richardson is a compelling and intricate novel that delves into the complexities of love, music, and passion in the world of 19th-century European classical music. The story follows the journey of Maurice Guest, a talented but struggling pianist from Australia, as he navigates the competitive and demanding world of music in Leipzig, Germany. Henry Handel Richardson, a master of psychological insight and emotional depth, skillfully captures the intensity of human emotions and the conflicts that arise when personal desires clash with professional aspirations. Through Maurice's relationships with fellow musicians, mentors, and lovers, Richardson explores themes of sacrifice, artistic ambition, and the pursuit of perfection in the pursuit of musical excellence. As the narrative unfolds, readers are drawn into a world where artistic brilliance and personal relationships intertwine, creating a compelling and multifaceted story that resonates with themes of love, sacrifice, and the complexities of human nature. "Maurice Guest" stands as a timeless exploration of the power of music to inspire, challenge, and transform lives in ways both beautiful and tragic.

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Henry Handel Richardson

Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson, known by her literary name Henry Handel Richardson, was an Australian author. Ethel Florence (who liked to be known as Et, Ettie, or Etta) was the eldest daughter of Walter Lindesay Richardson MD and his wife Mary (née Bailey). She was born in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, into a rich family that later struggled financially. Throughout Richardson's childhood and youth, the family moved about Victoria. These included Chiltern, Queenscliff, Koroit, and Maldon, where Richardson's mother was a postmistress (her father died of syphilis when she was nine). The Richardsons' home in Chiltern, "Lake View," is now held by the National Trust and open to the public. Richardson left Maldon in 1883 to become a boarder at Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC) in Melbourne, where she studied from the ages of 13 to 17. H. G. Wells appreciated the coming-of-age novel The Getting of Wisdom, which was inspired by this experience. At PLC, she began to hone her ability to blend fact and fiction convincingly, a technique she later employed to great effect in her novels. Richardson excelled in the arts and music while at PLC, and her mother relocated the family to Europe in 1888 so Richardson could pursue her musical studies at the Leipzig Conservatorium. Richardson based her debut novel, Maurice Guest, on Leipzig.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 526pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363051285
  • ISBN-13: 9789363051287
  • Item Weight: 683.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 28.8mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Music / General