Dodo Classics brings you another classic from Henry James, The Lesson of the Master. Exemplifying Henry Jamess famous belief that Art makes life, The Lesson of the Master is a piercing study of the life that art makes. When the tales protagonist-a gifted young writer-meets and befriends a famous author he has long idolized, he is both repelled by and attracted to the artists great secret: the emotional costs of a life dedicated to art. With extraordinary psychological insight and devastating wit, the novella asks the question of whether art is, ultimately, demeaning or ennobling for the artist, while capturing the ambiguities of a life devoted to art, and the choices artists must make. Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting. James insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world, as French authors were. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century. An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success. His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.
Laura is an English teacher who earns extra money giving private lessons. She is also a smoking hot cougar whos tired of men her age and looking for a cub. But right now needs to work as much as possible to make ends meet. Laura gets an opportunity to work and play when the father of her student Max makes her an offer. Max is a virgin and Laura is paid to give him some very sexy private lessons. ----- Excerpt ----- So what does that have to do with now? I asked. Max is in the same exact spot and he needs to learn to be with a woman. He looked away, took a deep breath then asked, Laura would you be willing to teach him? I stared at him, was he serious? He was avoiding making eye contact with me which told me this probably wasnt a joke, if it was he would be watching for my reaction, not looking everywhere else. He then sealed it when he said softly, Ill pay you. Are you kidding? I blurted out, What do you think I am; a whore? No, no! He put his hands out in a calming gesture, Im sorry, I know how it sounds, but I dont really mean it that way. You just offered to pay me to have sex with your son. I threw my hands up, Whos barely a man. Eighteen is barely a man. Hes twenty and lets face it; you didnt mind flaunting your tits to him, now did you? I know I just asked something out of the ordinary of you, but dont get so puffed up, you were teasing him and loving it. He pointed, So am I really that far off in asking? Ouch. I nodded, Okay, you got me, but teasing and doing are different and Im his tutor, been doing that for almost three years, I know him. Thats the point. He said quietly, You know him, he likes you, and hes comfortable with you. It wouldnt be like my old man dumping me off with a stranger. Max would trust you. And Id be earning that trust. I rolled my eyes. Remember, I was watching and it wasnt just Max that looked like he was ready to lose it, the look on your face was straight out of one of those porns he watches. I know sex isnt everything. Ive never been a player or womanizer and I dont want him to be one either, but he lost out on a lot of fun in High school and hes going into his second year of colleges and still a virgin! Come on, you remember college, think of the fun hes missing! These are the best years of his life and hes pissing them away because hes nervous. He laughed, Come on, help the kid out! I admit Ive thought about younger guys in general lately, but Max is different. Only because youre afraid to lose the job. Richard smiled, And that will not happen, trust me. So say I did this. I seduce him; show him what hes missing. Then we just go back to talking about English composition? Ill be done as his teacher, I would have to be. Only if you want to. He said, And what if I told you I have two people on the hook that need a tutor; I can get you more work. So if you wanted to quit here youd be fine. You really think Id do this? What if he says something? Hes a kid, hell brag. He wont because youll tell him real men dont kiss and tell. Thats one of his lessons; if you have sex with a girl you have a better chance of more if you dont run your mouth. You still assume Id do it for money. Laura. He grinned, I know people, I make money knowing people. You broke up with Jeff awhile back and thats when you started really teasing Max. You just said youve been thinking about young guys. He grinned as I frowned, and continued, You commented you havent had much of a life lately. All that adds up to you being frustrated and looking to ease that frustration. Im offering you a chance to do that and help out Max at the same time. How magnanimous of you. I muttered. Oh, and theres your current financial woes as well. Reaching into his shirt pocket he removed a wad of hundred dollar bills and held them up to me. One thousand dollars... He paused and looking me in the eye added, Per lesson.
Classic Henry James long story. According to Wikipedia: Henry James,(1843 - 1916), son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born British author. He is one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism; the fine art of his writing has led many academics to consider him the greatest master of the novel and novella form. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.
We were three eighteen-year-old ballet dancers. All of us talented, committed and innocent as hell. Until a new ballet master arrived who promised us everything our hearts desired, so long as we did exactly as we were told. And that involved serving him with everything he desired. Were our three virginities a fair price for stardom? Erotica, BDSM, virgin sex.
Kristin is a young successful businesswoman who decides to go on a three-week cruise in the Caribbean to escape her current dreary life. She fully embraces all the changes this trip brings about, climaxing into a passionate and unrestrained night at a night club with a total stranger.
The book is designed for those who want to learn how to take great pictures, and not just push the button. All the material is divided into 8 lessons. Each lesson consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. Theories are very few, only the most necessary. The practical part consists of absolutely concrete tasks, in which, the reader will step by step improve his skills. Each lesson is designed to be completed in one week. Following all the recommendations given in the book, in less than two months you can learn to photograph well. The author tried to avoid specialized terms as much as possible. The book is accessible for understanding to beginning photographers even zero level.
A girl with an exotic name for the village immediately after graduation enters an independent adult life, in which there is love and betrayal, joy and terrible tragedy. But Veronica, like a conquistador, fearlessly and resolutely strives for the search for love, does not notice signs from heaven, does not learn the lessons - and bitterly pays for mistakes ...
Its hard for us to describe this book. If people look at the title and think, oh this going to be a gloomy morbid book, they would be way off base. Lifes Lessons in the Storm is an honest account of some painful experiences that will definitely hit home, and hopefully give some insight to how God can provide peace in the midst of these storms.
Sport represents a very intense and dynamic form of competition for individuals and for teams. Many of the themes of business, including leadership, teamworking, mentoring and coaching, strategy, innovation, etc. occur in sport in a very acute and focused way and will determine success or failure. With the use of compelling international examples the authors show how sport provides crucial leadership lessons for business.
First Lessons In Geography is a popular book by James Monteith. This volume is a classic book for kids that explores the countries, terrains, and cultures of our fascinating planet Readers ages 9 to 12 will travel around the globe, from Greenland to Tasmania, learning the locations and characteristics of continents, countries, and states and provinces in this lively introduction to our world.