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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0140432558
ISBN-13: 9780140432558
Sku: 30017297
Publish Date: 11/7/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  464
Age Range:  22 to UP
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*Author: James, Henry *Series Title: Penguin Classics *Publication Date: 1986/08/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00
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James's dense, complex prose style and his deep and subtle musings into the springs of character are as evident in his short stories as in his novels. Like much of his fiction, his short works are often about the contrasts between America and Europe, and many of them are influenced by the stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne. "The Figure in the Carpet" is one of James's most celebrated short works. This collection of stories is loosely based on the theme of writers and writing and also includes "The Author of 'Beltraffio'," "The Lesson of The Master," "The Middle Years," "The Death of the Lion," "The Next Time," "John Delavoy," and "The Birthplace."
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Henry James
Henry James was born into a wealthy Irish-American family who settled mainly in New York City's Greenwich Village and in Albany, New York, but lived and traveled extensively in Europe while Henry was growing up. Educated at a variety of schools in the U.S. and abroad, Henry spent a year at Harvard Law School, which he loathed, and used his time haunting the library and attending James Russell Lowell's lectures at Harvard College. Soon after, he began publishing short stories and reviews. When he was in his late teens, he spent much of his time on his own in Europe--chiefly England, France, and (his favorite) Italy--and, as he approached his 30s he became a virtual resident of Europe, returning to the U.S. only for brief periods. James became increasingly successful, wealthy, and respected as a writer of fiction and as a critic; his brilliantly insightful prefaces to his novels have influenced many writers. His attempts to write plays were all sad failures: To be a successful dramatist was a lifelong dream for James, but he seemed to lack the ability to dramatize action anywhere but on the printed page. In 1896 he settled at Lamb House, in Sussex, where he lived until his death in 1916. Reactions to James's work range from scorn and impatience (H. G. Wells called him "a hippopotamus resolved at any cost...upon picking up a pea") to reverence. Despite his increasing mannered and challenging style, James's work endures as great literature because of his humane sensibility, his insight into American and European culture, his moral clarity, his delicate wit, and the lucid subtlety of his language.

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0464
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