Essays in London and Elsewhere

Essays in London and Elsewhere

by Henry James
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0781234611

ISBN-13: 9780781234610

Pub. Date: 10/28/1992

Publisher: Reprint Services Corporation

"There is a certain evening that I count as virtually a first impression—the end of a wet, black Sunday, twenty years ago, about the first of March. There had been an earlier vision, but it had turned gray, like faded ink, and the occasion I speak of was a fresh beginning. No doubt I had a mystic prescience of how fond of this murky modern Babylon I was one day

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"There is a certain evening that I count as virtually a first impression—the end of a wet, black Sunday, twenty years ago, about the first of March. There had been an earlier vision, but it had turned gray, like faded ink, and the occasion I speak of was a fresh beginning. No doubt I had a mystic prescience of how fond of this murky modern Babylon I was one day to become; certain it is that as I look back I find every small circumstance of those hours of approach and arrival still as vivid as if the solemnity of an opening era had breathed upon it." This is the way James describes his first encounter with the great metropolis, London, which was destined to become his second home, and, eventually, his permanent residence.

The essays in this engaging collection first appeared in various periodicals.

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ISBN-13:
9780781234610
Publisher:
Reprint Services Corporation
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Series:
Notable American Authors Series

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