In the Cage

In the Cage

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by Henry James
     
 

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In this small masterpiece of unrequited love, James, as in his greatest novels, depicts a moral consciousness torn between emotional impulses and the demands of society.

Working in a post office in Mayfair, a young woman is exposed to the cryptic but alluring correspondence of the social elite, and in particular, to lines written by the dashing Captain Everard. As

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In this small masterpiece of unrequited love, James, as in his greatest novels, depicts a moral consciousness torn between emotional impulses and the demands of society.

Working in a post office in Mayfair, a young woman is exposed to the cryptic but alluring correspondence of the social elite, and in particular, to lines written by the dashing Captain Everard. As she memorizes the messages he telegraphs, she becomes increasingly attracted to the life described to her, fixated by scandal and gossip a world apart from her ordinary existence… With a Foreword by Libby Purves.

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ISBN-13:
9781843910251
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Hesperus Classics
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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