Henry James, a life

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Harper & Row, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 740 pages
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Traces the life of the prominent nineteenth century American novelist, examines his major works, and tries to capture his complex personality

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Henry James, a life

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Even as fascinating a subject as Henry James's life is more inviting in one vol ume than in five, and the wealth of de tail and incident in Edel's new one-vol ume abridgement of his multi-volume ... Read full review


part one The Untried Years 18431870
part two Years of Saturation 18701875
part three The Conquest of London 18751881

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About the author (1985)

Among his many accomplishments over some forty years devoted to James scholarship, Leon Edel is the author of the monumental five-volume "Life of Henry James", which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He is Citizens Professor of English at the University of Hawaii.