This terse and startling novel is the story of a struggle for possession—and of its devastating consequences. Three women seek to secure the affections of one man, while he, in turn, tries to satisfy them all. But in the middle of this contest of wills stands his unwitting and vulnerable young daughter. The conclusion of The Other House makes it one of the most disturbing...more
Rose, this novel's central chara...more
L’antefatto: una promessa, strappata in punto di morte da una gi...more
He wrote this after his plays were widely panned, but he must've learned something about play-writing, as I can easily see this being turned into a play or a movie; the plotting and dialogue are especially fine....more
I wondered why I had never heard of this particular James story and I got my answer. I wouldn't particularly recommend this one.
Do jilted lovers have such relentless good will toward one another? And can you really blame indulgent, rich men for provoking questionable loyalties? If you're Henry James you can just about pull it off and leave even the modern reader breathless with the million little connections that eventually converge into t...more