Italian Hours

Italian Hours

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by Henry James
     
 

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Of all James' travel writings, this volume holds the most pleasure for the reader -- as a warm, careful introduction to a beloved country, as a happy experience shared, and as one of the world's great examples of expository writing.  See more details below

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Of all James' travel writings, this volume holds the most pleasure for the reader -- as a warm, careful introduction to a beloved country, as a happy experience shared, and as one of the world's great examples of expository writing.

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The 22 essays in Henry James's Italian hours represent a type of travel writing that provides a journey through time as much as over terrain. This first fully annotated edition presents unique insights into the way 19th-century Europe was rapidly changing during James's life as well as practical help for modern travellers to Italy. Lovingly edited, annotated, and introduced by John Auchard. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000740576
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Series:
B&R Samizdat Express
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
766 KB

Meet the Author

Henry James, OM (15 April 1843 - 28 February 1916) was an American-English writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

James alternated between America and Europe for the first 20 years of his life; eventually he settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allows him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.

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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