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The Shadow of an Artist

The Shadow of an Artist

George Owen


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In the heart of 19th-century Paris, Julian Mercier and Édouard Manet share a friendship that has weathered more than three decades of trials and tribulations. They navigate the tumultuous world of art and criticism, where every stroke of the brush and every word written hold the power to shape their destinies.

When Édouard's life draws to a close, Julian stands among the mourners at his funeral, reminiscing about their enduring bond. Memories of shared laughter and fierce battles against critics flood Julian's mind, set against the backdrop of the vibrant world of 19th-century Paris.

But it isn't all camaraderie and creativity. When Édouard challenges a critic to a duel over a scathing critique, Julian fears for his friend's life. The duel in the serene Saint-Germain Forest becomes a battle not just of swords but of ambition and ego. As swords clash and lives hang in the balance, Julian and Édouard, navigate the treacherous waters of artistic rivalry.

With wit, courage, and a hint of irony, "The Shadow of an Artist" explores the enduring power of friendship, the complexities of artistic ambition, and the lengths one will go to defend their passion.

ISBN : 978-1-80439-837-1

Published: 28/03/2024

Pages : 236

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

George Owen

George Owen, author of ‘The Shadow of an Artist', was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and went to the University of New Hampshire. He now resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. During his varied career, he was a newspaper reporter for the Manchester Union Leader, the Lowell Sun, and the Florida Times-Union. An avid photographer, he has traveled to a number of countries in South America, Europe, and China, and has published a book of photographs, "Faces of Latin America." He often goes back to Paris, and since 1972, he has returned more than a dozen times.

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