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The Lesson of the Master

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Lesson of the Master" by Henry James is a literary fiction novella, widely regarded as a masterpiece of the genre. Through the lens of Henry James's unparalleled literary prowess, the narrative delves into the complexities of moral dilemmas, artistic ambition, and the intricacies of mentorship and influence. Set against the backdrop of the literary world, the novella explores themes of success and sacrifice, as characters grapple with questions of integrity and the pursuit of ambition. James's keen literary criticism and social commentary provide readers with profound insights into human nature, while offering psychological insights into the motivations and desires that drive his characters. With its concise yet profound exploration of these themes, "The Lesson of the Master" stands as a testament to James's literary genius and his ability to illuminate the human experience with depth and clarity. Through its rich character development and evocative prose, the novella leaves a lasting impression on readers, challenging them to reflect on their own ambitions and the ethical complexities inherent in the pursuit of mastery.

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Henry James

Henry James death on February 28, 1916, marked the end of his life as an American-British author. Many people think he is one of the best writers ever written in English and see him as a key figure in the transition between literary realism and literary modernism. He had a brother named William James, who was a philosopher and psychologist, and a sister named Alice James, who wrote a diary. He is best known for books like "The Portrait of a Lady" that show how American immigrants, English immigrants, and people from mainland Europe interact with each other in their personal lives and relationships. He tried new things with his later works, like "The Ambassadors," "The Wings of the Dove," and "The Golden Bowl." James frequently wrote about his characters' thoughts and feelings as well as their relationships with others in a way that layered or juxtaposed reasons and impressions that were not clear or logical. People have said that his late works are like impressionist paintings because of the way they are put together and how they create a unique sense of uncertainty.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 66 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363052699
  • ISBN-13: 9789363052697
  • Item Weight: 85.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.13mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General