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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (228 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Patrick Cullen Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781504674720
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When impoverished American sculptor Roderick Hudson creates what is described as a work of genius, he is sent to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. But Roderick soon loses his inspiration and falls in love with a woman he’ll never be with. Now on a path to self-destruction, can he be saved from himself?

One of Henry James’ first novels, Roderick Hudson is a compelling depiction of an artist whose inflated ambition and temperament gets the better of him.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 12/14/2013

    " Underneath all those words, it's just a Harlequin Romance plot. But, oh, those words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom von Logue Newth | 11/30/2013

    " splendid! fully jamesian before the ossification of style sets in "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John E. Branch Jr. | 11/15/2013

    " Read in the 70s in a graduate-level seminar I took as an undergraduate English major. Notable among other reasons for introducing the character of Christina Light, who reappeared 11 years later giving her (married) name to the novel The Princess Casamassima. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malabaricus | 10/20/2013

    " NOt one of Henry James' best bvut very readable nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 7/4/2013

    " "They looked up through their dismay at the cliff from which he had unmistakeably fallen and which lifted its blank and stony face above him, with no care now but to drink the sunshine on which his eyes were closed; and Rowland had thus a wild outbreak of pity and anguish." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 5/11/2013

    " Except for a very weak ending, the reading of James' beautifully-written prose is in itself a treat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimley | 3/12/2013

    " Classic Henry James. His first book. Perhaps not his best but that's only because he got so damn good later on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trina | 12/31/2011

    " Early Henry James. I loved it mostly for its evocation of its setting, 19th c. Rome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 7/7/2011

    " This book offers an interesting analysis of human natures, personalities, and the contrast between opportunity and perseverance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ainsley | 8/31/2009

    " James'first hit remains, funnily enough, my favourite. The author doesn't intrude into the background like the hovering old woman you sense when you turn the pages of The Golden Bowl. This is a youthful, zesty James with melodramatic plots occasionally slipping into bathos. Terrific! "

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