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The Pupil

Henry James

Book Overview: 

Pemberton, a young American with an Oxford education and out of money, takes a job tutoring Morgan Moreen, the 12-year old son of an American couple living in Europe in a style not quite matched by their income. Morgan, who is highly intelligent, is also precocious and perceptive enough to understand his parents' pretentious aimlessness. Nor, as it happens, do his parents pay Pemberton the salary to which they'd agreed -- shouldn't he be satisfied, after all, by his life with them, and by the joy of tutoring young Morgan? Alternately charmed and put off by the Moreen family, Pemberton is left to choose between his attachment to his young pupil and his need to get on in life.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .As for Pemberton’s own estimate of his pupil, it was a good while before he got the point of view, so little had he been prepared for it by the smug young barbarians to whom the tradition of tutorship, as hitherto revealed to him, had been adjusted.  Morgan was scrappy and surprising, deficient in many properties supposed common to the genus and abounding in others that were the portion only of the supernaturally clever.  One day his friend made a great stride: it cleared up the question to perceive that Morgan was supernaturally clever and that, though the formula was temporarily meagre, this would be the only assumption on which one could successfully deal with him.  He had the general quality of a child for whom life had not been simplified by school, a kind of homebred sensibility which might have been as bad for himself but was charming for others, and a whole range of refinement and perception—little musical vibrations as taking as picked-up airs—. . . Read More

Community Reviews

When does an investment in another person doubly compensate as an investment in oneself, and when does it not? This is one of my favorite middle-period James novellas. A penniless young tutor is hired by a family of eccentric ex-patriot Americans to educate their prodigy son while they move from hot

"O Aluno" de Henry James foi publicado em março de 1891; Pemberton é um jovem tutor que é contratado por uma família aristocrática na Inglaterra, com o objetivo de educar o caçula dos filhos que é uma criança muito inteligente e habilidosa mas com problemas de saúde. Ao longo de seu trabalho, ele pe

This story has an anguish and momentum that will stay with me a long time—forever, I hope. The veil that is decorously thrown over the relationship between the tutor and his pupil is never removed, never even mentioned, and yet the intensity of their connection is never questioned. It makes for such

people call it one of the best short stories of all time, or so i hear. not bad tbh i got everything i wanted out of it

but i just know there are people who get way too into the homosexual undertones to this story that really aren’t there. and by they really aren’t there i don’t mean it in like a gat

I'm not sure what to make of this novella by Henry James. I'm trying so hard to get on with his writing but I just don't think it's for me. I enjoyed 'Washington Square' and that was about it, others I have tried and given up early on because his style of writing is just a drag.. Maybe I'm not intel

En esta novela corta, James nos presenta un triángulo formado por Morgan, un niño con una excepcional inteligencia; su familia, formada por unos miembros muy peculiares entre bohemios y vividores y su nuevo profesor, Pemberton, un joven que se siente desde un principio afortunado por tener semejante

Henry James is my newest author crush.
I did not expect to like this novella. The writing style is ornate and Victorian. I contemplated putting this one down as a "not so awesome" read and archiving my ebook. Then somehow, the magic happened. That moment arrived when I wanted Pemberton to man up and

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