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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (119 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Donna Barkman Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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The Pupil is an excellent tale from James' middle period. Pemberton, a young American with an Oxford education and but little money, takes a job tutoring Morgan Moreen, the 12-year old son of an American couple living in Europe in a style above their income. The family of the pupil is both comic and unfortunate, and the child himself is vividly drawn. The pupil's parents waffle about paying Pemberton the salary to which they'd agreed in their view, he should be satisfied by his life with them, and by the joy of tutoring young Morgan? Alternately charmed and put off by the family, Pemberton is left to choose between his attachment to his young pupil and his need to make a living.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Apzmarshl | 9/4/2013

    " Okay for a short story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 9/3/2013

    " James was the pioneer of Psychological Realism. Another of my many readings for American Literature - I found his writing to be laborious to read, but his psychological development of his characters was very interesting to read. He uses a tragic ending to prove his point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce Hager | 6/29/2013

    " The dedication and complete devotion to a student is overwhelming to me. The family of "The Charge" is not unlike parents of today who completely rely on teachers to raise their children. Those who put on airs of being rich are not necessarily what they appear to be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jena | 4/7/2013

    " A truly horrible short story that has the amazing ability to suck the life out of any reader, leaving them a shriveled shell of a human being hopelessly staring at pages of cripplingly boring text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 john boyack | 12/10/2012

    " of course the kid dies! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John H.D. Lucy | 3/13/2012

    " Not entirely sure why this is a classic. An interesting read with a great ending, and it certainly gets better as it goes, but it starts so slowly and seems to hop skip and jump over a whole lot of life. Would have been much better and more fun if James made it a longer novel. "

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Author Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916), American novelist, short-story writer, and man of letters, was born in Washington Place, New York, to a family of distinguished philosophers and theologians. He attended schools in New York, Boston, and throughout Europe, where he later settled. A major figure in the history of the novel, he is celebrated as a master craftsman who brought his great art and impeccable technique to bear in the development of abiding moral themes.