The Sacred Fount (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Sacred Fount (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Henry James
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The Sacred Fount (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Henry James

Considered one of James’s most difficult works, The Sacred Fount centers on a nameless narrator and his obsessive attempts to discern the love relationships between various guests at a weekend getaway in the country, using only their looks and behavior. While readers and critics were equally baffled by the book when it was published, later critics have more kindly evaluated this experimental work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411442726
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 711,607
File size: 376 KB

About the Author

Henry James (1843-1916) was born in America but after forty years in England became a British subject in 1915.  A consummate prose stylist and innovator, possessed of acute psychological discernment, James took the art of the novel to rarefied heights in such masterworks as The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, and The Golden Bowl, helping to pioneer literary realism.

Date of Birth:

April 15, 1843

Date of Death:

February 28, 1916

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

London, England


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