Essays in London and Elsewhere

Essays in London and Elsewhere

by Henry James
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836927962
Publisher:
Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1977
Series:
Essay Index Reprint Ser.
Pages:
305

Meet the Author

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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