Roderick Hudson

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 332 pages
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Also, the ending is great. - Goodreads
Very indirect plot spoilers here. - Goodreads
It was not solid in the plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Very indirect plot spoilers here. This is not-quite-James. It's slow to get started - not slow the way his other novels are slow, but sloooooooooow - with long descriptions of peoples' appearances ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lucy - Goodreads

I wonder if this book would have lasted if James had not gone on to do what he did. I suspect not, since the beginning of the book is deadly dull. But you can see sparks of the great writer as the ... Read full review

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Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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