Maurice Guest

Maurice Guest[PDF / Epub] ☉ Maurice Guest By Henry Handel Richardson – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The author s real mame was Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson The author s real mame was Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson. I am proofreading R2 R3 this book for Gutenberg Adelaide I hope the corrections I ve made will improve the manuscript s quality.The original file is provided by InternetArcjive.Free download available at eBooks Adelaide.This is the first book written by Henry Handel Richardson that I ve ever read And I absolutely loved it.The plot describes the life of Maurice Guest, a music piano student who lived and studied in Leipzig in the end of the 19th century This book is about obsession, jealousy I am proofreading R2 R3 this book for Gutenberg Adelaide I hope the corrections I ve made will improve the manuscript s quality.The original file is provided by InternetArcjive.Free download available at eBooks Adelaide.This is the first book written by Henry Handel Richardson that I ve ever read And I absolutely loved it.The plot describes the life of Maurice Guest, a music piano student who lived and studied in Leipzig in the end of the 19th century This book is about obsession, jealousy and friendship Among Maurice s friends, there is his best friend Madeleine Wade who was a former teacher in a large school near London She was a devoted teacher of music, mainly piano lectures.By following Madeleine s recommendation, Maurice started his piano lesson with Schwarz who will be his master in this art.Dove is another of Maurice s friend who helps him to obtain a private interview with his future master.But it was an Australian young woman Louise Dufrayer, by whom Maurice will fall in love, that his life will change forever She also was a Schwarz s student for about a year and a half since they met for the first time.The author also describes the state of the art of Leipzig at that time Bach worked in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750 Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig in 1813 Schumann was also active in Leipzig music, having been invited by Felix Mendelssohn when the latter established Germany s first musical conservatoire in the city in 1843 Mahler was second conductor at the Leipzig Theatre from June 1886 until May 1888 he also completed his own 1st Symphony while living there By being a music student herself, the author really magnificently described the music atmosphere of that city About the author Henry Handel Richardson is a pen name Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson an Australian writer.This book is a sort of the author s auto biography by reading her biography, one learns that After visiting relations in England, the family moved to Leipzig, Germany, where Ethel enrolled at the Royal Conservatorium in April 1889 to study the piano, and her sister the violin They were soon immersed in the musical and social life of the town Maurice Guest was adapted, very loosely, for the screen in Rhapsody 1954 starring Elizabeth Taylor, with the setting in Switzerland rather than Germany But you should be aware that the end of this movie has nothing to do with the ending of the book By coincidence or not , January 3, 2015 was the Henry Handel Richardson s birthday and was celebrated in Chiltren Victoria Australia This place is an historical village built upon solid values of its mining heritage Interesting links The original file is available at InternetArchive.Henry Handel Richardson Society.Agony by agony Guardian s review book.5 Maurice GuestCR The End of a ChildhoodTBR The Getting of Wisdow The Fortunes of Richard Mahony series TBR Australia FelixTBR The Way HomeTBR Ultima Tule Circumstances suggested I give this another go Still pretty much not into it Maybe one of you ll have results vary.dnf page 200.__________I m drawing a complete blank on this Perhaps it s the reading context, that this old naturalist stuff is better read on a steamer across the Atlantic than a jet crossing the continent At any rate, nothing in here attracted me enough to consider returning at a later date dnf page 125. I don t know whether this is just a sign of my ignorance, but I had literally never heard of the Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson a.k.a Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson , until I came across a reference to her on this site She sounded so intriguing that I decided to read her immediately, starting with her first novel, Maurice Guest 1908.This is a very striking debut The novel narrates in slow motion the tale of a young Englishman studying music in Leipzig in the 1890s, who stum I don t know whether this is just a sign of my ignorance, but I had literally never heard of the Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson a.k.a Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson , until I came across a reference to her on this site She sounded so intriguing that I decided to read her immediately, starting with her first novel, Maurice Guest 1908.This is a very striking debut The novel narrates in slow motion the tale of a young Englishman studying music in Leipzig in the 1890s, who stumbles into a dramatic and life changing love affair with a highly unsuitable woman The treatment of the shifting power dynamics of the relationship are remarkably insightful and sometimes quite raw and almost painful to read Richardson quotes fragments of one of Petrarch s most famous sonnets 132 as epigraphs to various chapters, and the subject matter is the quintessentially Petrarchan one of the destructive power of erotic obsession, though treated in an unrelentingly modern, realist and quasi forensic manner The treatment of sex is surprisingly explicit for a work by a woman writer in the first decade of the twentieth century, and I wasn t surprised to learn that the novel was believed to have been written by a male author for a considerable period after its first publication.Aside from itsintimate and emotional material, the social world portrayed in the novel is also fascinating the semi bourgeois, semi bohemian musical world of German conservatoires, drawing a motley bunch of aspirant musicians from Europe and America, with widely differing standards of social behavior The s of this mongrel culture are difficult to seize within a matter of pages, you find yourself passing from the moral world of Edith Wharton to that of Gabriele d Annunzio This is a world in transition, and no one quite seems to have a sense of what is acceptable to whom Richardson is a very good writer, with a light, clean, sometimes epigrammatic style that helps offset the melodrama of the subject matter, and a sharp descriptive eye The novel is very long at times I felt I was living through Maurice s love agony in real time , but I do think it s worth sticking the course, as there s a shape to the piece that only fully becomes apparent at the end There was a good article on this novel in The Guardian, published on its centenary in 2008 by Carmen Callil, who republished Maurice Guest in Virago Classics in the 1980s sadly to resounding popular indifference Today we went to see the film, or to be precise a reading of a screen play The fact that it was 3 hours long, with over one hundred scene changes described by narration and remained gripping is testament to the possibilities of this story The acting was fantastic and that too must reflect strength of the script.There is a nice discussion of the book and author here Today we went to see the film, or to be precise a reading of a screen play The fact that it was 3 hours long, with over one hundred scene changes described by narration and remained gripping is testament to the possibilities of this story The acting was fantastic and that too must reflect strength of the script.There is a nice discussion of the book and author here 3.5 An interesting premise to me, set in the post Liszt musical study atmosphere of Leipzig, and using some of the author s actual experience And it kept me reading, but was way too long for its story of obsessive and suffocating love I grew to dislike Louise intensely, with physical beauty as her only attribute Poor Maurice, always competing with the lure of the virtuoso violinist she really wanted This just needed a good editor But I will try one of her later novels at some point. 17 AUG 2014 recommended by Laura Spied on Karen s update These ladies cannot be wrong Maurice may be found here here 17 AUG 2014 recommended by Laura Spied on Karen s update These ladies cannot be wrong Maurice may be found here here This is fascinating study of obsession, set in 1890s Leipzig written in 1908, Maurice Guest ticks all the boxes for a study of obsessive love See my review at This is fascinating study of obsession, set in 1890s Leipzig written in 1908, Maurice Guest ticks all the boxes for a study of obsessive love See my review at This book could probably get 5 stars from me if it were 200 pages shorter it s over 500 pages Every bit of writing is good, the characters are believable and the story is interesting, but there is a too much repetition and dragging scenes out well beyond what is needed to convey the message That said, part of the success of the writing is how the reader if you give the book the time and attention it deserves can get caught up in the angst of the characters, especially Maurice.At its heart, This book could probably get 5 stars from me if it were 200 pages shorter it s over 500 pages Every bit of writing is good, the characters are believable and the story is interesting, but there is a too much repetition and dragging scenes out well beyond what is needed to convey the message That said, part of the success of the writing is how the reader if you give the book the time and attention it deserves can get caught up in the angst of the characters, especially Maurice.At its heart, this book is a painful tale of unrequited love Everyone in the book is in love with someone and that love is never returned Even if there is some affection between couples, it s not equally felt Characters settle for less, continue longing, struggle with loneliness and pretty much suffer though all 500 pages Especially poor, smitten Maurice who is obsessed it s actually not love with Lu Lu who is obsessed with someone else but accepts Maurice s attentions primarily as she can t bother not doing so They make each other miserable yet inertia keeps things going.There s no uplifting moral to the tale, no neatly wrapped up pretty ending This seems like a story written by someone who has been unsuccessful in love and who wants every reader to know what that feels like Had never heard of this book or its author before picking it up off my shelves in a Modern Library edition dated 1936 Turned out to be a real good story about love, obsession, friendship, loyalty and the life of ex patriate music students in Leipzig in the closing years of the 19th century Written by an Australian woman under the pen name Henry Handel Richardson , it was first published in 1908 It might be worth your time getting a new critical edition which puts back all the material I r Had never heard of this book or its author before picking it up off my shelves in a Modern Library edition dated 1936 Turned out to be a real good story about love, obsession, friendship, loyalty and the life of ex patriate music students in Leipzig in the closing years of the 19th century Written by an Australian woman under the pen name Henry Handel Richardson , it was first published in 1908 It might be worth your time getting a new critical edition which puts back all the material I read an estimate that it was about 20,000 words that was cut out by editors in order for it to be proper enough to be published back at that time Well developed characters A good read An amazing book, though a massive emotional rollercoaster to read and devour Depressing, obsessive, uplifting and shattering but not for the faint of heart.

Maurice Guest PDF ¼ Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Maurice Guest
  • Henry Handel Richardson
  • English
  • 10 December 2018
  • 1406838713