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- DescriptionWhen wealthy Rowland Mallet first sees a sculpture by Roderick Hudson, he is astounded and prounces 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 protege, while both fall in love with women they cant ever have. Can Roderick be saved from the path to self-destruction he seems set on? One of Henry James's first vels, 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.
- Author BiographyHenry 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.
- Author(s)Henry James
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication27/03/1986
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Classics
- Weight277 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edited byGeoffrey Moore
- Introduction byGeoffrey Moore
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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