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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Masterclass
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'When the daughter of an old Florentine family dies, she leaves a bequest to her lover Max Mather, an American art historian who has been managing the family's rare art collection. Mather is left with two priceless artworks by the great Renaissance master Raphael—without the family's knowledge. As Mather contrives to have the artworks discovered at auction in New York, big-time collectors, dealers and auctioneers are drawn into his game. In trying to out-deal the deal-makers, he becomes embroiled in a tangled web surrounding the brutal murder of a promiscuous Manhattan painter, Madeleine Bayard. The two stories intertwine in this fast-paced tale of intrigue and murder in the international art world.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Allen & Unwin, 2017).

Notes

  • Dedication: For my new grand-daughters Siobhan and Natascha Louise.
  • Epigraph: 'The study of the beautiful is a duel in which the artist cries out in terror before he is vanquished.' Baudelaire, An Artist's Confession.

    'People always confuse the man and the artist because chance has united them in the same body.' Jules Renard, Journal.

  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      Hutchinson ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 330p.
      ISBN: 0091736579
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      St. Martin's Press ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 330p.
      Reprinted: 1992
      ISBN: 0312058950
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Guild Press ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 330p.
    • Leicester, Leicestershire,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Charnwood ,
      1989 .
      Extent: 440p.
      ISBN: 0708985262
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Arrow Books ,
      1989 .
      Extent: 395p.
      ISBN: 0099599503
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      G. K. Hall ,
      1992 .
      ISBN: 0816153493
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2017 .
      image of person or book cover 1096783845366332568.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 396p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2017.

      ISBN: 9781760297701, 9781760638368
Alternative title: Mastaren
Language: Swedish

Works about this Work

Art is Long, Money Short Clifford Irving , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 9 June 1991; (p. 12)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Inside Homicide : A Killing Insight Penelope Nelson , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 10-11 February 1990; (p. 8)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Lightweight Material from Three Heavies Susan Geason , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 November 1988; (p. 91)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Nice Work If You Can Get It Stephen Prickett , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 December 1988; (p. B4)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Con Man Caught in His Own Web Katharine England , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 October 1988; (p. 8)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Veterans' Class Patricia Rolfe , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 November vol. 110 no. 5645 1988; (p. 134)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Yes, But is it Money? Robert Dessaix , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , 17-23 December no. 21 1988; (p. 46)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Con Man Caught in His Own Web Katharine England , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 October 1988; (p. 8)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Nice Work If You Can Get It Stephen Prickett , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 December 1988; (p. B4)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Lightweight Material from Three Heavies Susan Geason , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 November 1988; (p. 91)

— Review of Masterclass Morris West , 1988 single work novel
Make a Lunch Date With Morris West Tony Stephens , 1988 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 November 1988; (p. 89)
A Master of Class Peter Charlton , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 November 1988; (p. 4)
Last amended 2 Aug 2017 13:59:50
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    United States of America (USA),
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    Americas,
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    Italy,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Switzerland,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
Settings:
  • 1980s
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