Henry James A Life This is the one volume edition of a famous biography of Henry James which includes new material Born in America Henry James was educated both there and in Europe before settling in London where he

  • Title: Henry James: A Life
  • Author: Leon Edel
  • ISBN: 9780006548683
  • Page: 404
  • Format: None
  • This is the one volume edition of a famous biography of Henry James, which includes new material Born in America, Henry James was educated both there and in Europe before settling in London, where he was to spend most of his life, in 1876 His novels represent the culmination of the 19th century realist tradition of Austen, George Eliot, Flauberty and Balzac, and a decisiThis is the one volume edition of a famous biography of Henry James, which includes new material Born in America, Henry James was educated both there and in Europe before settling in London, where he was to spend most of his life, in 1876 His novels represent the culmination of the 19th century realist tradition of Austen, George Eliot, Flauberty and Balzac, and a decisive step towards the experimental modernism of Woolf and T.S Eliot His works often focus upon an innocent American in Europe, and assess the qualities and dangers of both American and European culture at the time, as well as showing their vast differences.

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    1. This is a great biography. Henry James dined out like B B King toured - relentlessly, unswervingly, exhaustingly, in one year over 200 times. After stuffing his orifice with broiled warthog, steamed lark and pomegranite marinaded in brandy and garnished with something unspeakable he'd stroll back home and dash off a chapter of The Wings of the Dove and wake up next day and do it all again. Respect.Probably reading this giant biography is in my top ten of useless time-wasting things I've done. Wh [...]

    2. I don't think this is the text I'm looking for. What I want is the seven volume biography, each about 800 pages, that were part of the required reading for my defense.I started out grudgingly, and then got totally caught up. It was like an intellectual soap opera. When would James move to England? What was his real relationship with so-and-so? Ahah! What a revealing letter!If you have a few spare weeks, and you love James (come on, 'fess up) these really are fabulous.

    3. This is, if I'm not mistaken, the condensed single volume edition of Edel's massive five-fat-volumes literary biography. It's just what the doctor ordered.I nicked one of the volumes (last years, I think) off some dusty shelves awhile back and was surprisingly mesmerized by Edel's meticulous, absorbing near-novelization of a writer with whom, I fear, I may in fact share a great deal except the exposure to and enjoyment of his prose itself. Isn't it strange how that happens?

    4. This is a one volume abridgement of a five volume series on the life of Henry James. Even though it is an abridgement, it is still a lengthy book that takes some effort to get through. There is a lot of discussion of how various events and people in his life influenced his stories and writings. He was a prolific author but it was interesting to see how the stories he wrote are related to the things that were happening to him. He certainly had a cushy life. Never really had to work because of the [...]

    5. An indispensable biography for anyone who loves Henry James as much as I do. While Edel is clearly a fan too--how could you not be and write such a massive biography of the man? (this volume is the abridged version of Edel's original 5-volume biography)--he doesn't shy away from James's very human flaws and limitations. Rather, he shows us how it was those same flaws and limitations that fed James's art and gave it, at its best, the essential humanity that lies at its heart.

    6. This was kind of a mistake read.The book reads like a list of cocktail parties and social meetings James had from cradle to grave, but fails to include his thinking on the major issues of his day! Sorry to say a wast of time tomb. Its on the shelf now collecting dust

    7. Ho-ho! What's that? Don't think I have the stones to get through the full five volumes before the summer's out? We'll just see about that. Perhaps you're forgetting how much I love this man. AND his (biggest) biographer.

    8. when he returned to america after europe, he said he had no society. for now, he is my society. i love his androgyny.

    9. Just saw the Guardian listed this as one of the ten best literary biographies. I agree but now am inclined to read and enjoy it again.

    10. Henry James dined and/or lunched with nearly everyone in Europe during his lifetime, yet remained lonely and irascible.

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