Roderick Hudson

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Overview

When wealthy Rowland Mallet first sees a sculpture by Roderick Hudson, he is astounded and pronounces it to be a work of genius, and is equally entranced by the sculptor's beauty, spirit and charisma. Wishing to give the impoverished artist the opportunity to develop his talent, he takes Roderick from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. But Roderick soon loses his inspiration and Rowland loses control of his protégé, while both fall in love with women they cannot ever have. Can Roderick be ...

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Overview

When wealthy Rowland Mallet first sees a sculpture by Roderick Hudson, he is astounded and pronounces it to be a work of genius, and is equally entranced by the sculptor's beauty, spirit and charisma. Wishing to give the impoverished artist the opportunity to develop his talent, he takes Roderick from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. But Roderick soon loses his inspiration and Rowland loses control of his protégé, while both fall in love with women they cannot ever have. Can Roderick be saved from the path to self-destruction he seems set on? One of Henry James's first novels, Roderick Hudson (1875) is a compelling depiction of the artistic temperament and of a young man who, like Icarus, flies too close to the sun.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140432640
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1986
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.09 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry James was born in 1843 in new York, with Scottish and Irish ancestry. Having studied in New York and Europe, he became a lawyer, and started writing in 1865. Spending time in Paris he knew Flaubert and Turgenev, before moving to London and then Sussex.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      April 15, 1843
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      February 28, 1916
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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    Posted June 13, 2014

    Trav2

    Shes having kits by the way. She wants you

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    Posted June 13, 2014

    Striking -_-

    Trav idk what you said....je ne sais pas qu'est-ce tu as parl&eacute...

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    Posted June 13, 2014

    Striking

    Damn, im so bored im doing crosswords and i really hate them...

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    Posted June 15, 2014

    Travel

    He gasps" broken whqt did you do."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Broken

    I traded your freedom for my own

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