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The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfe ...more
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Published December 1st 1984 by Library of America
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Though I don't care much for James' literature (there is too much of a "women are basically unclean" taint that I detect at the keelson of his barques) I often revisit his reviews and essays. His predictions for future success of various authors were not always right (P.G. Wodehouse was a flash in the pan, Hugh Walpole's work would endure to classic status) but his insights and discussions of the fin-de-siecle novel in particular are fascinating.
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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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