Italian Hours

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Wildside Press, LLC, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
James collected these essays of Italian travel in the first years of the 20th century. Here James casts the light of other years upon a familiar yet exotic place; and while many details have faded or changed beyond recognition, James tells readers things about the place that any traveler will want to know. (Foreign Travel)

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About the author (2003)

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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