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The piano tuner

by Mason, Daniel

  • 43 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Picador in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Piano technicians,
  • British,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: 2003.

    StatementDaniel Mason
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3613.A816 P53 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination304 pages ;
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26253542M
    ISBN 100330492691
    ISBN 109780330492690
    OCLC/WorldCa59288365

    The Piano Tuner I thought the concept was great but the writer is immature in his craft. The story was painfully slow. I would consider reading his next book as I think he has some talent but I would skip this one. 2 people found this helpful. THE PIANO TUNER. Product Category: Books ISBN: Title: THE PIANO TUNER. EAN: Authors: Mason, Daniel. Binding: Paperback Publisher Seller Rating: % positive.

    The Piano Tuner: A Novel - Ebook written by Daniel Mason. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Piano Tuner: A Novel/5(47).   J. Cree Fischer who wrote this fine book on piano tuning was the wife of Francis Armbrooster Fischer, co-owner of 'Fischer and Fielding's Vaudeville Company'. One of the stars on the Fischer and Fielding circuit was 'Cowboy' Danny Protrero a singing cowboy.5/5(1).

    Daniel Mason's debut novel, The Piano Tuner, is the mesmerizing story of Edgar Drake, commissioned by the British War Office in to travel to hostile Burma to repair a rare Erard grand piano vital to the Crown's strategic interests. Eccentric Surgeon-Major Anthony Carroll has brokered peace with local warlords primarily through music, a. The Piano Tuner: Stories by Peter Meinke and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Piano Tuner: Stories by Meinke, Peter - AbeBooks Passion for books.


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The piano tuner by Mason, Daniel Download PDF EPUB FB2

A story of a piano tuner in the late 19th century who is commissioned to go to Burma, inexplicably, to tune a particular grand piano that happens to be his speciality. The journey to Burma takes an awfully long time and is peopled with highly unlikely characters including several decidedly eccentric British army by: The Piano Tuner is the the story of Edgar Drake, a London piano I have read it at least 3 times, and each time I am completely drawn in to the world of Edgar Drake, and 19th century colonial Burma.

If I were forced to choose a favorite book, this would be one of the contenders/5. A story of a piano tuner in the late 19th century who is commissioned to go to Burma, inexplicably, to tune a particular grand piano that happens to be his speciality.

The journey to Burma takes an awfully long time and is peopled with highly unlikely characters including several decidedly eccentric British army officers/5(). About The Piano Tuner. A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant novel It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times.

The Piano Tuner is a novel of journeys and the shifting grounds of perception, but at heart it is a story of the human urge to be absorbed fully into life, to cease to be a bystander, to be thrust into the essential dreamscape of human strivings. Daniel Mason's debut is /5(58).

The Piano Tuner: A Novel by Daniel Mason When Edgar Drake is summoned to the British War Office and asked to tune an eccentric major's Erard grand piano in the jungles of Burma, he is both confused and intrigued.

The Piano Tuner participates in a tradition of literary works that try to fathom colonized cultures vastly different from the author's own. What features does Daniel Mason's novel share with such predecessors as E. Forster's A Passage to India, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, or George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant".

Forty-one-year-old Edgar Drake seems an unlikely protagonist for a bildungsroman. Happy with his wife of eighteen years and his reputation as one of the finest piano tuners.

The Piano Book FAQs. The Piano Book — How to buy and care for a piano — the consumer’s “bible” since A piano is one of the largest consumer purchases most people will ever make. Yet when you shop for a piano you’re up against a vast variety of brands, models, and styles, competing claims, and strange terminology.

The Piano Tuner Summary & Study Guide Daniel Mason This Study Guide consists of approximately 73 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Piano Tuner. The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason pp, Picador, £ A few strongly coloured, curious images hang in the mind from this intriguing and alluring first novel.

But The Piano Tuner is more than an adventure novel, delving as it does into questions of identity, moral responsibility and perhaps most centrally, the effect of desire on perceptions.

In the novel, Drake's services have been requested by British Surgeon-Major Anthony Carroll, a military maverick stationed in Mae Lwin desperate to have his rare Erard.

The Piano Tuner is a book that is rich in details about Burma, piano tuning, and British colonialism, as well as other devices to entice a reader. Twenty-six-year-old Mason has penned a satisfying, if at times rather slow, debut historical novel.

Edgar Drake lives a quiet life in late 19th-century London as a tuner of rare pianos. When he. The piano tuner, who likes to think his life is 'defined by making order so that others may create beauty', is seduced by the idea of Carroll, who is. In mild-mannered London, –87, piano tuner Edgar Drake is persuaded by the British War Office to travel to Mandalay and beyond, during the third of a succession of Anglo-Burmese Wars, to fulfill a strange request from an army surgeon-major serving in Burma.

In The Piano Tuner, Peter Meinke writes of the foreignness that awaits us when we go abroad and when we answer our own front door to admit a stranger, that confronts us in unfamiliar cities and villages and in the equally disquieting surroundings of our memories and regrets.

Often in these stories, what seems a safe, comfortable environment turns suddenly threatening.5/5(1). The Piano Tuner Daniel Mason, Knopf Doubleday pp. ISBN Summary An extraordinary first novel that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in the nineteenth century.

Sensuous and lyrical, rich with passion and adventure, THE PIANO TUNER is an unforgettable and haunting novel/5(). A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant novel It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named /5(58).

Edgar Drake, a specialist in pianos made by the firm of Sebastien Erard, is counted among the finest of London's piano tuners. When the book opens, in Octoberhe is 41 years old, a ''tall.White.

Like a clean piece of paper, like uncarved ivory, all is white when the story begins. One misty London afternoon inpiano tuner Edgar Drake receives an unusual request from the War Office: he must leave his quiet life and travel to the jun.The Piano Tuner is a brilliant debut.” –Miami Herald “Reminded me of books I read by flashlight, under the covers, when I was young.” –USA Today “Mason’s writing achieves that kind of reverie in which every vision, tone, flavor and sensation is magnified.” –LA Times “Excellent.