|Plot Summary of The Masterpiece|
|"The masterpiece is about the beginning of the Impressionism movement in France in the 19th century. We see Claude Lantier trying to get recognition at the Salon, which refuses him year after year. We see him from a young man to a disabused artist commiting suicde leaving his wife in utter misery. Around him are described a group of painters, scultors, writers and musicians with various degree of success or failure. "
Lucette Bailliet, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Masterpiece|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- emotionally unstable
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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