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Madame De Mauves (Dodo Press)

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Henry James' "Madame de Mauves" is a classic work read by book lovers, students and scholars. This is a special edition which exposes readers to a variety of phrases and terminology from this genre. The "click to Webster's English thesaurus" tool is perfect for those who want to enjoy this classic, and also improve their vocabulary.
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Le circonvoluzioni linguistiche di Henry James, soprattutto quelle che si concentrano nei racconti o nei romanzi brevi, mi costringono sempre a rileggere le sue parole, a cercare tra gli spazi bianchi e la sua scrittura ellittica, tra i respiri e le parole sospese, quell'appiglio al quale aggrapparmi per riuscire a fare chiarezza, per poter dire a me stessa che ho compreso, non solo le parole e gli avvenimenti, ma anche i pensieri e le scelte di ogni singolo personaggio, e con queste, forse anch ...more
" Mademoiselle
de Mauves was very positive, very shrewd, very ironical,
very French "
" If you
wish to live at ease in the doux pays de France don't trouble too much
about the key of your conscience or even about your conscience itself—I
mean your own particular one. You'll fancy it saying things it won't help
your case to hear. They'll make you sad, and when you're sad you'll
grow plain, and when you're plain you'll grow bitter, and when you're
bitter you'll be peu aimable. I was brought up to think tha
Robin Edman
A nice bit of irony ultimately, but I tell you that I do not like Madame de Mauves.
A man is asked to console a unhappily married woman. Many themes explored: the American vs French (European?) view of love/marriage; pleasure vs honor; virtue/vice and the proper (allowable?) behavior of the wronged party; true love and friendship wrt causing corruption of ideals through the pursuit of happiness (which may be fleeting); passion for art vs passion in 'real' life; is pursuit of happiness in life the most important pursuit?; is love (and/or conjugal happiness) necessarily fleeting? ...more
Mr. Longmore, un giovane americano onesto fino all'ingenuità, conosce e si innamora di Madame de Mauves, americana sposata con un francese. L'infelicità della donna, causata dalla sua giovanile tendenza a fantasticare e ad ignorare beatamente il mondo reale, stimola la cavalleria di Longmore...
L'ambientazione intimistica e la caratterizzazione psicologica dei personaggi rendono questo romanzo realmente interessante. Peccato per il finale un po' affrettato e sottotono.
Angela Duea
Touching novella about integrity amongst the morally bankrupt. I loved the surprise ending.
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Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the ...more
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“Night came on, the lamps were lighted, the tables near him found occupants, and Paris began to wear that peculiar evening look of hers which seems to say, in the flare of windows and theatre-doors, and the muffled rumble of swift-rolling carriages, that this is no world for you unless you have your pockets lined and your scruples drugged.” 2 likes
“He had come abroad to enjoy the Flemish painters and all others; but what fair-tressed saint of Van Eyck or Memling was so interesting a figure as Madame de Mauves?” 1 likes
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