eBook Maurice Guest download

by Henry Handel Richardson,Hugh Walpole

eBook Maurice Guest download ISBN: 0548032343
Author: Henry Handel Richardson,Hugh Walpole
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (July 25, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 572
ePub: 1801 kb
Fb2: 1785 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

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Henry Handel Richardson. They hummed like bees before a hive. Maurice Guest, who had come outamong the first, lingered to watch a scene that was new to him, ofwhich he was as yet an onlooker only

Henry Handel Richardson. Maurice Guest, who had come outamong the first, lingered to watch a scene that was new to him, ofwhich he was as yet an onlooker only. Here and there came a member ofthe orchestra; with violin-case or black-swathed wind-instrument inhand, he deftly threaded his way through the throng, bestowing, as hewent, a hasty nod of greeting upon a colleague, a sweep of the hat onan obsequious pupil.

Henry Handel Richardson (Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson) (1870-1946) was born in Melbourne. An autobiographical novel, Maurice Guest is set in the musical culture of 1890s Leipzig, where Richardson was a student from 1889 to 1892. She was elder daughter to a physician who was able to travel with his family in Europe until investment failures meant he had to return to Melbourne to rebuild his practice. Her father's character is drawn upon heavily in the character of Mahony in The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. The international cast of music students perform, debate, love, drink and play in the musical shadows of J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Richard Strauss and Bizet.

Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson (3 January 1870 – 20 March 1946), known by her pen name Henry Handel Richardson, was an Australian author. Born in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, into a prosperous family that later fell on hard times, Ethel Florence (who preferred to answer to Et, Ettie or Etta) was the elder daughter of Walter Lindesay Richardson MD (c. 1826–1879) and his wife Mary (née Bailey).

Title: Maurice Guest. Author: Henry Handel Richardson. But here, for want of incentive, matters remained; Maurice was kept close at his school-books, and, boylike, he had no ambition to distinguish himself in a field so different from that in which his comrades won their spurs. Release Date: February, 2003. It was only when, with the end of his schooldays in sight, he was putting away childish things, that he seriously turned his attention to the piano and his hands.

3 Analysis of Henry Handel Richardson's Maurice Guest. Recent English fiction. Spectator (London), . 46, 14 February.

4. UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL A. Manuscripts B. Theses. Analysis of Henry Handel Richardson's Maurice Guest. Creative reading (Cambridge, Massachusetts), September, 1930: 507-524. Zabel, Morton Dauwen.

Author Henry Handel Richardson. Books by Henry Handel Richardson: Australia Felix. 10 7.

The author's real mame was Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson. 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.

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Comments: (7)
I read, and studied this author's , "The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney" (pronounced "Mahnee") fifty-four years ago, and loved it. My wife urged me to read "Maurice Guest" many years ago, and I have finally done it. It is magnificent, and I consider H H Richardson to be Australia's finest author. I find a lot of George Eliot in it. Her command of language is wonderful, and she embarks on sweeping, powerful descriptions, confident in her ability to hold an intelligent reader.
She breaks all today's rules on the way. Do not enter here if you afraid of adverbs, universal point of view and powerful, passionate description. To use that over-used word again, I repeat that it is passionate. There are ironic characters worthy of Jane Austen, and the central female character is a kind of Heathcliff.
The depiction of Leipzig Conservatorium of the 1890s is amazingly contemporary. The behaviour of the students, the academic infighting, the ebb and flow of artistic fashions are all with us today. It is one of the rare books about music which rings true and from the 1960s to the present I will vouch for its accuracy. Far from afflicting us with conventional Victorian values, Richardson shows us the demi-monde which always existed alongside.
Not the least interesting aspect is the issue of English as opposed to Continental views - on music, art, beauty. Some of these arguments are visited a number of times, but always with a different aspect to deepen our understanding. Louise is the central character - a peculiar creature, irresistibly attractive but a law unto herself. Richardson's description of Maurice's infatuation is uncanny in its passion (there's that word again). It is sensuous writing of the highest order.
Is beauty a gift? Or is it a talent? Is decent Maurice a lovelorn swain, or a manipulative schemer?
Everything that happens in this book I feel to be believable and true. I've seen it and I have no doubt H H Richardson did too. She just happened to write a great book about it.
Beautiful book by a neglected early 20th century Australian/british author. But this particular printing is impossible; looks like a bound term paper from a college student. Buy it in another format.
I found the detail and drawn out way the author explained every feeling and every scene tiresome. I was also, of course, as everyone would be, I imagine, very disappointed in the ending. What a waste of a life for someone so talented! and was sure he would rise above his love for this unworthy girl, and get on with his life!

(sorry for my typing error - I meant scene, not scent!)
This is, perhaps, the silliest book that I have ever chanced across: It is the world of crinolines, furbelows and, above all, terribly florid writing. It's not the gratuitous untranslated German scattered about the pages that is so off-putting, nor is it the musicological terminology that these students bandy about in fin-de-siècle Leipzig that so grates upon one's sensibility. It's the ubiquity of the "At the expiry of a fortnight..." phraseology and the endless clichés which Henry (nom de plume of Ethel Florence) Richardson employs herein that cause one to feel that one is sinking into a lilac-scented sump as one ploughs through this lengthy opus. It's her lazy abuse of her native ENGLISH that so tries one.

Add to this the deeper problem: She's gets the psychology of love so wrong that one scarcely knows where to begin. The book is about the unrequited, obsessive love of our eponymous non-entity, Maurice Guest. At one point, our omniscient narrator (aka Richardson) describes Maurice, torturing himself over his femme fatale's, Louise's, former lovers:

"But it was not jealousy; it was only a craving for certainty in any guise, and the more surely Maurice felt that he would never gain it, the more tenaciously he strove."

But - as anyone who has read Proust couldn't help but exclaim here - IT IS JEALOUSY! When one falls in love, one desires to possess the beloved at all points in space and time. One wants to "enter their universe," an impossibility. Thus for Proust - and for anyone who has been in love and given the matter any thought - Maurice's search for bygone lovers is jealousy in its purest form, call it what you will. But Richardson is no Proust. She has all too many scruples and doesn't realise that such jealousy is, in point of fact, the only sure test of whether one is truly in love.

Really, the book any reader should be reminded of by this milieu and subject is not necessarily Proust; it is Maugham's Of Human Bondage. But Maugham has a respect and regard for Phillip that Richardson never shows for Maurice.

Enough. I wish that I could think of one redeeming feature, after a week's reading, that would allow me to give this book at least two stars. But I simply can not.
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