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JAMES, H.: Tragic Muse (The) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

JAMES, H.: Tragic Muse (The) (Unabridged)

Pressured into a political career by his traditional, establishmentarian family, Nick Dormer longs to be a painter. Eventually, encouraged by the carefree aesthete Gabriel Nash, reminiscent of Oscar Wilde, he resigns from Parliament and follows his artistic dream. His journey is counterpointed with that of budding young actress Miriam Rooth, the subject of Nick’s most successful paintings and the ‘tragic muse’ of the title, who too sacrifices an affluent life (marriage with Nick’s cousin Peter) for her art. However, her tireless spirit and immutable passion bring her great success on stage, and her fame and fortune far outshine Nick’s life as a struggling painter. Among the most unique and autobiographical of James’s novels, The Tragic Muse takes an honest look at the sacrifices and solitude of an artist and the prices paid when taking the path less travelled.


  The Tragic Muse (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Tragic Muse 00:09:10
2.   Play with flash player Biddy got up at this, as if the accusatory tone… 00:10:18
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:13:28
4.   Play with flash player To Biddy as much as to her brother… 00:15:22
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:08:00
6.   Play with flash player 'How d'ye do, Cousin Agnes' 00:10:01
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:10:14
8.   Play with flash player Lady Agnes turned to her son and brought… 00:10:52
9.   Play with flash player 'Upon my honour it strikes me as rich and various!' 00:09:34
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:13:10
11.   Play with flash player 'Don't be ashamed of it,' Nick returned… 00:14:10
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:14:09
13.   Play with flash player For a family in mourning the dinner was lively… 00:12:55
14.   Play with flash player Book 2. Chapter 7 00:10:57
15.   Play with flash player Madame Carré gave Mrs Rooth a look… 00:10:17
16.   Play with flash player Peter Sherringham had said nothing… 00:07:44
17.   Play with flash player While Sherringham judged privately that the manner… 00:11:47
18.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:13:02
19.   Play with flash player Nick Dormer said to Mrs Dallow that he wanted her… 00:11:56
20.   Play with flash player Peter apologised extravagantly for not having seen… 00:13:54
21.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:13:59
22.   Play with flash player They had come abreast of the low island… 00:15:05
23.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:10:38
24.   Play with flash player When she had given herself a touch at the glass… 00:11:41
25.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:08:57
26.   Play with flash player She jumped at this, as he was destined to see later… 00:11:18
27.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:11:01
28.   Play with flash player Mrs Rooth was very fond of a moral… 00:12:41
29.   Play with flash player This was clear to him on several occasions… 00:09:20
30.   Play with flash player Book 3. Chapter 13 00:09:45
31.   Play with flash player This idea was oppressive to Nick… 00:10:52
32.   Play with flash player 'Besides,' he easily went on, 'there's other money…' 00:10:17
33.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:14:00
34.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:13:17
35.   Play with flash player 'You're hard, and it's cruel!' she then exclaimed… 00:13:48
36.   Play with flash player Chapter 16 00:09:29
37.   Play with flash player All this would be a part of the suggestion of leisure… 00:09:18
38.   Play with flash player Chapter 17 00:09:52
39.   Play with flash player 'That's because she's in love,' the old gentleman… 00:10:28
40.   Play with flash player Book 4. Chapter 18 00:13:08
41.   Play with flash player It was when this discipline came to an end… 00:14:24
42.   Play with flash player Chapter 19 00:10:47
43.   Play with flash player 'Have you got me an engagement' 00:12:09
44.   Play with flash player Chapter 20 00:12:53
45.   Play with flash player Chapter 21 00:11:26
46.   Play with flash player Miriam looked from one of her interlocutors… 00:11:49
47.   Play with flash player Book 5. Chapter 22 00:08:18
48.   Play with flash player Nick turned away from her; he took a few impatient… 00:10:08
49.   Play with flash player Chapter 23 00:07:39
50.   Play with flash player Gabriel, however, forbore at first to attack him. 00:11:20
51.   Play with flash player Chapter 24 00:10:47
52.   Play with flash player Chapter 25 00:08:21
53.   Play with flash player The others chose a position for the young woman's… 00:08:22
54.   Play with flash player Chapter 26 00:12:17
55.   Play with flash player She came to his studio in the morning… 00:10:58
56.   Play with flash player Chapter 27 00:13:52
57.   Play with flash player 'I shouldn't try it again; I acted in ignorance.' 00:14:22
58.   Play with flash player Chapter 28 00:09:51
59.   Play with flash player These last words reverberated for him… 00:08:55
60.   Play with flash player Chapter 29 00:10:40
61.   Play with flash player He said nothing for some moments… 00:10:15
62.   Play with flash player 'I didn't know she was such a prig!' 00:10:26
63.   Play with flash player Chapter 30 00:12:31
64.   Play with flash player 'No, I suppose they didn't "call" in the old…' 00:11:25
65.   Play with flash player Chapter 31 00:09:40
66.   Play with flash player The season happened to be remarkably fine… 00:10:58
67.   Play with flash player It was not that there were no influences… 00:09:44
68.   Play with flash player Book 6. Chapter 32 00:07:55
69.   Play with flash player He went to bed early and slept badly… 00:08:09
70.   Play with flash player Chapter 33 00:12:13
71.   Play with flash player Nick went out of the house and stayed away… 00:11:05
72.   Play with flash player Chapter 34 00:14:52
73.   Play with flash player Chapter 35 00:13:52
74.   Play with flash player Chapter 36 00:16:29
75.   Play with flash player Chapter 37 00:11:41
76.   Play with flash player 'They all say that – all the charming women…' 00:10:45
77.   Play with flash player Chapter 38 00:09:10
78.   Play with flash player Chapter 39 00:10:49
79.   Play with flash player 'I've had promotion and you must congratulate me.' 00:09:33
80.   Play with flash player Chapter 40 00:13:36
81.   Play with flash player Chapter 41 00:10:19
82.   Play with flash player 'You're artist enough for anything.' 00:08:54
83.   Play with flash player Book 7. Chapter 42 00:12:23
84.   Play with flash player 'My dear fellow, it's an unpardonable hour, isn't it' 00:09:55
85.   Play with flash player 'Must I bribe you by setting my sign - boards in a row' 00:11:50
86.   Play with flash player Chapter 43 00:08:08
87.   Play with flash player 'You offered to do a head of me or something…' 00:11:29
88.   Play with flash player Chapter 44 00:12:23
89.   Play with flash player 'Mamma's confessions have to be tremendous…' 00:10:20
90.   Play with flash player 'I don't know much about the matter,'… 00:12:25
91.   Play with flash player Chapter 45 00:15:46
92.   Play with flash player Chapter 46 00:13:26
93.   Play with flash player Miriam had listened attentively, but her face… 00:14:23
94.   Play with flash player She had listened once more for a little… 00:12:11
95.   Play with flash player An undefined shape hovered before him… 00:11:18
96.   Play with flash player Book 8. Chapter 47 00:09:33
97.   Play with flash player Nick was extremely sorry for her… 00:11:55
98.   Play with flash player As soon as Julia returned to England… 00:12:00
99.   Play with flash player Chapter 48 00:11:00
100.   Play with flash player Miriam notified her artist that her theatre… 00:12:56
101.   Play with flash player Chapter 49 00:12:21
102.   Play with flash player 'You're so remarkable that, more than ever…' 00:09:01
103.   Play with flash player Chapter 50 00:11:46
104.   Play with flash player Biddy's eyes, at these questions, met her brother's… 00:13:17
105.   Play with flash player Chapter 51 00:06:43
106.   Play with flash player All this time, in the house, there was no sign of Peter… 00:11:34

Total Playing Time: 20:01:36






Author(s):
James, Henry

Reader(s):
Armstrong, Gareth

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0371

Barcode: 9781781982617

Release Date: 10/2019

 

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