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The Portrait

The Portrait( )
Author: Pears, Iain
ISBN:978-1-57322-298-3
Publication Date:Apr 2005
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Riverhead Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

A perfectly rendered short novel of suspense about a painter driven to extremes. An influential art critic in the early years of the twentieth century journeys from London to the rustic, remote island of Houat, off France's northwest coast, to sit for a portrait painted by an old friend, a gifted but tormented artist living in self-imposed exile. Over the course of the sitting, the painter recalls their years of friendship, the double-edged gift of the critic's patronage, the power...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Psychological
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.36 x 7.84 x 0.86 Inches
Book Weight:0.69 Pounds
Author Biography
Pears, Iain (Author)
Iain Pears was born in England in 1955. He has worked as an art historian, a TV consultant and a journalist. After several years working for Reuters, he went to Yale University to complete his book on eighteenth-century British art entitled The Discovery of Painting. He has written several novels include An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Dream of Scipio, Stone's Fall, Arcadia, and the Jonathan Argyll series.

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