A Small Boy and Others

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Echo Library, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 180 pages
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Henry James looks back at his life searching for the truths of his emotions.

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James wrote this memoir of his early life as a remembrance following the death of his brother, William. James discusses his youth and his family in the same lush style employed in his novels. Though brief, this book is very dense; he packs a lot into a few hundred pages. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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