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Author, Author by David Lodge

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"A cunning, audacious portait of Henry James." The Boston Globe Henry James takes center stage in this brilliant story about literary ambition, creativity, and rivalry as revealed in the public career and private life of this most singular writer. Framed by a moving and dramatic account of his last illness, Author opens in the early 1880s, describing James s close friendship with an illustrator named George du Maurier and his intimate but problematic relationship with fellow American novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson. At the end of the decade, Henry, worried by the failure of his books to sell, resolves to achieve fame and fortune as a playwright, while du Maurier diversifies into writing novels. The consequences that ensue mingle comedy, irony, pathos, and suspense. As Du Maurier s novel Trilby becomes the bestseller of the century, Henry anxiously awaits the opening night of his make-or-break play, Guy Domville . This event, on January 5, 1895, and its complex sequel form the climax to Lodge s absorbing novel."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143036098
ISBN-10: 0143036092
Format: Paperback / softback
(200mm x 126mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author David Lodge

Man Who Wouldn't Get Up and Other Stories by David Lodge Man Who Wouldn't Get Up and Other Stories, Paperback (September 2016)

A collection of short stories, in which a nameless man, who has fallen out of love with life, refuses to get out of bed, with unexpected consequences; and a sociologist recalls how he learned his first and formative lesson about the oppressive power of capitalism selling newspapers and magazines up and down the platforms of Waterloo station.

Quite A Good Time to be Born by David Lodge Quite A Good Time to be Born, Paperback (January 2016)

Four years old when World War II began, the author grew to maturity through decades of great social and cultural change - giving him plenty to write about. This title illuminates a period of transition in British society, and charts the evolution of a writer whose works have become classics in his own lifetime.

Picturegoers by David Lodge Picturegoers, Paperback (January 2016)

Once the grandest music-hall south of the river, now its peeling foyer is home to stale popcorn, a depressed manager, and a cast of disparate picture goers who touch and shape each other's destinies. Amongst them is Mark, the cynical intellectual who seeks sensuality and finds spirituality; Clare, his girlfriend, who loses faith and...

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Author Biography - David Lodge

David Lodge is the author of twelve novels and a novella, including the Booker Prize finalists Small World and Nice Work. He is also the author of many works of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction and Consciousness and the Novel.

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