Henry James: The Imagination of Genius, A Biography / Edition 1

Henry James: The Imagination of Genius, A Biography / Edition 1

by Fred Kaplan
ISBN-10:
080186271X
ISBN-13:
2900801862716
Pub. Date:
11/05/1999
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Henry James: The Imagination of Genius, A Biography / Edition 1

One of the most influential novelists, Henry James led a life that was as rich as his writing. Born into an eccentric and difficult family, he left the United States for Europe, where he quickly became a fixture of the expatriate writing community. Fred Kaplan recreates the world of Henry James: his friendships with Edith Wharton and Joseph Conrad, his love of all things exquisite--including exquisite writing--and his quest for understanding human nature. As James himself advocated and would have wanted, this is an artful, dramatic biography, placing the chronological narrative of James's life in the historical context of his times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900801862716
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/05/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrationsix
Chapter 1Remembered Scenes, 1843-18553
Chapter 2Belonging, 1855-186027
Chapter 3"Garlands and Lights," 1860-186746
Chapter 4"An Absolute Remedy," 1867-187079
Chapter 5"Cats and Monkeys," 1870-1875118
Chapter 6"Permanent Headquarters," 1875-1878158
Chapter 7"The Sentimental Traveller," 1878-1881195
Chapter 8"Never to Return," 1881-1883231
Chapter 9"The Great Money-Question," 1883-1888265
Chapter 10"Miss Grief," 1886-1891305
Chapter 11"The Dark Abyss," 1888-1895346
Chapter 12Passionate Friendships, 1894-1900387
Chapter 13The New Century, 1900-1904430
Chapter 14"Closing the Gates," 1904-1910478
Chapter 15The Imperial Eagle, 1910-1916522
Notes567
Acknowledgments597
Index599

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