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The sacred fount
     

The sacred fount

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by Henry James
 

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One of Henry James's most mesmerizing and unusual novels, The Sacred Fount ( 1901) has for its scene a weekend party at the great English country house Newmarch. Here James leads the reader down a bizarre garden path. The Sacred Fount--his only novel to employ a first-person narrator--places us in the hands of an obsessive novelist ( never named and never described,

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One of Henry James's most mesmerizing and unusual novels, The Sacred Fount ( 1901) has for its scene a weekend party at the great English country house Newmarch. Here James leads the reader down a bizarre garden path. The Sacred Fount--his only novel to employ a first-person narrator--places us in the hands of an obsessive novelist ( never named and never described, but perhaps familiar), who detects alarming changes in his acquaintances.

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Library Journal
James's 1901 novel is his only first-person narrative. The action is seen through the eyes of an unnamed narrator, a novelist attending a weekend party at an English estate. As the story progresses, the narrator begins to detect vast changes in his fellow guests as they begin taking on each other's personalities.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940022364095
Publisher:
New York, C. Scribner''s Sons
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
426 KB

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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The Sacred Fount 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story, about a man at a gathering trying to describe the other guests personalities through conversational gossip. I gave it up in the first quarter of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago