The three novels ... explore a late-19th-century world rapidly coming to resemble our own. In 'The Princess Casamassima' anarchists and terrorists conspire ... and the action unfolds in a menacing realm of assassination plots, murder, suicide, wrenching jealousy, and sexual betrayals. 'The Reverberator, ' named for a newspaper that caters to Americans' appetite for 'society news of very corner of the globe, ' is a swiftly paced comic novel. With a topical realism not usually found in James, and with dazzling glimpses of Parisian theater and London aestheticism, 'The Tragic Muse' studies 'the histrionic character' and the costs of a life ... dedicated to creative achievement ...
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This volume contains the novels The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Reverberator (1888), and The Tragic Muse (1890) along with a chronology of James's life and notes from scholar Fogel . Since it ... Read full review