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The Sacred Fount
     

The Sacred Fount

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by Henry James
 

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This early novel by Henry James is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. An unnamed English narrator observes and obsesses over the personal lives of other guests at a weekend gathering in the country. The reader is frequently left to decide whether his conclusions are facts or fancies. This is a fascinating novel of the period by the American literary

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This early novel by Henry James is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. An unnamed English narrator observes and obsesses over the personal lives of other guests at a weekend gathering in the country. The reader is frequently left to decide whether his conclusions are facts or fancies. This is a fascinating novel of the period by the American literary realist that is still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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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

ISBN-13:
9781473385450
Publisher:
Read Books Ltd.
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
322
File size:
1 MB

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