The American Scene

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Harper, 1907 - Atlantic States - 442 pages
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This book is one of Henry James' least well known, which isn't surprising, considering how critical a description of America is to be found in it. James' returned to America in his old age and saw in ... Read full review

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James here reminisces about a trip taken from Boston to Florida upon his return to the United States after a 20-year sojourn in Great Britain. This 1907 title works as both literature and travelog. 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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