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The High Heart   By: (1859-1928)

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The High Heart by Basil King is a mesmerizing novel that takes readers on a journey of self-discovery, exploration, and transformation. Set against the backdrop of bustling New York City, the story follows the life of protagonist Ernest, a young artist grappling with his inner demons and striving to find his true purpose.

From the very first page, King's writing style captivates readers with its lyrical beauty and vivid descriptions. His words paint a stunning picture of the city, its vibrant streets, and the characters that inhabit it. The author's attention to detail brings the narrative to life, making readers feel as though they are right there with Ernest, experiencing his adventures and emotions firsthand.

One of the novel's most notable aspects is its exploration of spirituality and the search for meaning in a fast-paced, materialistic world. As Ernest delves deeper into his artistic journey, he encounters various people who guide him on a path of self-discovery and enlightenment. Through their teachings, readers are introduced to profound philosophies and ideas that challenge societal norms and offer a fresh perspective on life.

Moreover, the character development in The High Heart is truly remarkable. Ernest's evolution from a lost and anguished artist to a confident and spiritually awakened individual is skillfully crafted. King delves into the depths of Ernest's psyche, unearthing his fears, desires, and insecurities, which adds a layer of authenticity to his transformation. Supporting characters, too, are given their fair share of attention, each serving a purpose in the narrative and contributing to the overall richness of the story.

The novel's pacing is another notable strength. King expertly balances moments of introspection and philosophical musings with engaging plot developments, ensuring readers are consistently captivated and invested in the story. There is a seamless flow between scenes, creating a rhythm that keeps readers eagerly turning the pages.

However, it is worth noting that the novel's philosophical and spiritual discussions may not be for everyone. Some readers may find themselves overwhelmed by the depth and density of these conversations, preferring a more straightforward narrative. Additionally, certain plot points could have been developed further to provide a clearer resolution.

Overall, The High Heart is a remarkable and thought-provoking novel that explores the human condition, artistic pursuits, and the quest for meaning. Basil King's lyrical prose and intricate characterizations make this book a true standout. It challenges readers to question societal expectations and embark on their own journey of self-discovery.

First Page:

Books by the AUTHOR OF "THE INNER SHRINE"

[BASIL KING]

THE HIGH HEART. Illustrated. THE LIFTED VEIL. Illustrated. THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS. Illustrated. THE LETTER OF THE CONTRACT. Illustrated. THE WAY HOME. Illustrated. THE WILD OLIVE. Illustrated. THE INNER SHRINE. Illustrated. THE STREET CALLED STRAIGHT. Illustrated. LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER. Post 8vo. IN THE GARDEN OF CHARITY. Post 8vo. THE STEPS OF HONOR. Post 8vo. THE GIANT'S STRENGTH. Post 8vo.

HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK Established 1817

[Illustration: "I've been thinking a good deal during the past few weeks of your law of Right"]

THE HIGH HEART

BY BASIL KING

AUTHOR OF " The Inner Shrine " " The Lifted Veil " Etc.

ILLUSTRATED

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND LONDON

The High Heart

Copyright, 1917, by Harper & Brothers Printed in the United States of America Published September, 1917

ILLUSTRATIONS

"I've Been Thinking a Good Deal During the Past Few Weeks of Your Law of Right" Frontispiece

The Marriage She Had Missed Was on Her Mind. It Created an Obsession or a Broken Heart, I Wasn't Quite Sure Which Facing p. 118

I Saw a Man and a Woman Consumed with Longing for Each Other " 192

"I've Had Great Trials ... Continue reading book >>




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