The portrait
(Audiobook)

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New York : Penguin Audio, p2005.
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Audiobook
ISBN
0143057502, 9780143057505
Physical Desc
5 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Adult (3rd Floor) - Book on CD
Pears, Iain
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Published
New York : Penguin Audio, p2005.
Language
English
ISBN
0143057502, 9780143057505

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Unabridged.
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Compact discs.
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Read by Simon Vance.
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An influential art critic in the early years of the twentieth century journeys from London to the remote island of Houat, off France's northwest coast, to sit for a portrait painted by an old friend, a gifted, once acclaimed 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 he wielded over aspiring artists, and his apparent callousness in anointing the careers of some and devastating the lives of others. The balance of power between the two men shifts dramatically--and ominously--as the critic becomes a passive subject; and as the painter slowly captures the character of the man on canvas, we discover why he left London suddenly and mysteriously at the height of his success and why now, with dark determination, he has taken on this unusual commission.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pears, I., & Vance, S. (2005). The portrait . Penguin Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pears, Iain and Simon. Vance. 2005. The Portrait. Penguin Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pears, Iain and Simon. Vance. The Portrait Penguin Audio, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pears, Iain., and Simon Vance. The Portrait Penguin Audio, 2005.

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