The Awkward Age

The Awkward Age

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by Henry James
     
 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140432978
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1987
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,173,839
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, Sr., and brother of eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. He spent his early life in America and studied in Geneva, London and Paris during his adolescence to gain the worldly experience so prized by his father. He lived in Newport, went briefly to Harvard Law School, and in 1864 began to contribute both criticism and tales to magazines.

In 1869, and then in 1872-74, he paid visits to Europe and began his first novel, Roderick Hudson. Late in 1875 he settled in Paris, where he met Turgenev, Flaubert, and Zola, and wrote The American (1877). In December 1876 he moved to London, where two years later he achieved international fame with Daisy Miller. Other famous works include Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Aspern Papers (1888), The Turn of the Screw (1898), and three large novels of the new century, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). In 1905 he revisited the United States and wrote The American Scene (1907).

During his career he also wrote many works of criticism and travel. Although old and ailing, he threw himself into war work in 1914, and in 1915, a few months before his death, he became a British subject. In 1916 King George V conferred the Order of Merit on him. He died in London in February 1916.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 15, 1843
Date of Death:
February 28, 1916
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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The Awkward Age 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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If you enjoy a challenging read and works that require you to focus all of your concentration, this novel is for you. I found that you must carefully read and follow along, or you can quickly be lost in its pages. James requires his reader to question his or her own morality, and decide for themselves what is acceptable within the novel. The type of person you are definately reflects on how you view the plot. I loved it for its complexity and challenge- it isn't for the faint of heart!
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