* Contains literary critiques, detailed biographies, and detailed historical context
Set in England, The Golden Bowl is a complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the "major phase" of James' career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses.
The novel focuses deeply and almost exclusively on the consciousness of the central characters, with sometimes obsessive detail but also with powerful insight. The title is a quotation from Ecclesiastes 12:6, "…or the golden bowl be broken, …then shall the dust return to the earth as it was".
In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Golden Bowl 32nd on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
This Special Critical Edition of The Golden Bowl (Cambridge World Classics) is the only volume which contains the complete unabridged novel along with three bonus critical and biographical essays which examine, in depth, Henry James' life and literary legacy.
SPECIAL NOOK ENABLED FEATURES:
This edition contains special NOOKbook enabled features, including interactive table of contents.
The volume also employs PerfectLink (TM) technology which allows Nook readers to enjoy not only a fully interactive table of contents, but also the ability to click through to each section in the novel.
|Publisher:||Cambridge World Classics|
|Series:||Henry James | Henry James Nook | Complete Works of Henry James | Complete Works of Henry James Nook | Henry James Novels , #3|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||714 KB|
About the Author
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