Maurice Guest

Henry Handel Richardson

Date Published :
May 2010
Publisher :
Capuchin Classics
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ISBN : 9781907429026
Pages : 300
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A study of erotic obsession and the nature of genius, Henry Handel Richardson's first novel is set in the musical world of Leipzig in the 1890s. Its extraordinary heroine, Louise, is Australian; her affair with the young English music student Maurice Guest ruins his life and career and yet he has no choice, her captivation of him is such that he becomes the author of his own tragedy. Maurice Guest is about ordinariness caught up with emotive power, provincialism among the exotic, the tragedy of a passion unworthy of its mastery.

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