Embarrassments

Embarrassments

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by Henry James
     
 

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The almost autoerotic parable, The Figure in the Carpet (1896) concerns the "secret" surrounding the published works of Hugh Vereker, which his friends, the narrator and another critic, seek in vain to unravel. The rival critic at last discovers the secret, but dies before he can reveal it. Glasses (1896) is the gruesome tale of how personal physical

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The almost autoerotic parable, The Figure in the Carpet (1896) concerns the "secret" surrounding the published works of Hugh Vereker, which his friends, the narrator and another critic, seek in vain to unravel. The rival critic at last discovers the secret, but dies before he can reveal it. Glasses (1896) is the gruesome tale of how personal physical appearances effected prospects in the marriage market. The Next Time (1895) was another of James' contributions to The Yellow Book in which an author, determined to write a best seller, continually produces "an unscrupulous, an unsparing, a shameless, merciless masterpiece." They all, of course, prove to be commercially unsuccessful. The Way It Came (1896) was re-entitled The Friends of the Friends in its New York edition. It is a return to one of James' old themes-the anti-marriage plot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406808162
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
03/20/2013
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

Henry James

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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Embarrassments 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not such a good book because it is. . .TERRIBLE! i am not trying to be mean
Anonymous More than 1 year ago