Title Profile & Character Information

The Master

Annotation
"The Master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into one of America's first intellectual families two decades before the Civil War. James left his country to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers." "Toibin captures the loneliness and longing, the hope and despair of a man who never married, never resolved his sexual identity, and whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed him and those he tried to love. The emotional intensity of Toibin's portrait of James is riveting. Time and again, James, a master of psychological subtlety in his fiction, proves blind to his own heart and incapable of reconciling his dreams of passion with his own fragility."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2004  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2005  Stonewall Book Awards
2004  Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
2005  Lambda Literary Awards
2006  International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2004  New York Times Editors' Choice

Characters
NameJames, Henry
GenderMale
OccupationWriter
TraitsAmerican
Unmarried
Expatriate

GenreBiographical
Fiction
Historical
Psychological
TopicsWriters
Exile
Expatriates
Americans in foreign countries
Artistic struggles
Sexual identity
SettingEngland