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												Henry James: Selected Fiction (Everyman's Library #649A) by  Henry JAMES
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			 - 1953
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Henry James: Selected Fiction (Everyman's Library #649A)

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Henry James: Selected Fiction (Everyman's Library #649A)

by JAMES, Henry

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New York: Everyman's Library - E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Fair in Good dust jacket. 1953. Hardcover. A collection of fiction writings of Henry James in an American Everyman's Library edition by E. P. Dutton. Includes his "Daisy Miller", "Washington Square" and four additional shorter works. Each with editor's notes, commentary by James on each, and James's essay "The Art of Fiction". Edited and with an introduction by James scholar Leon Edel. An entry in the Dutton Everyman's Library series, #649A. --- In grey cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations on maroon blocks and plain cover. Jacket features bust of James on cover. --- A Fair only copy with copious inked underlinings and marginalia; else a firmly bound copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with a full-length vertical tear at rear joint, chips and tears and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); xxiv, 609 pages .

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Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, Sr., and brother of eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. He spent his early life in America and studied in Geneva, London and Paris during his adolescence to gain the worldly experience so prized by his father. He lived in Newport, went briefly to Harvard Law School, and in 1864 began to contribute both criticism and tales to magazines. In 1869, and then in 1872-74, he paid visits to Europe and began his first novel, Roderick Hudson . Late in 1875 he settled in Paris, where he met Turgenev, Flaubert, and Zola, and wrote The American (1877). In December 1876 he moved to London, where two years later he achieved international fame with Daisy Miller . Other famous works include Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Aspern Papers (1888), The Turn of the Screw (1898), and three large novels of the new century, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). In 1905 he revisited the United States and wrote The American Scene (1907). During his career he also wrote many works of criticism and travel. Although old and ailing, he threw himself into war work in 1914, and in 1915, a few months before his death, he became a British subject. In 1916 King George V conferred the Order of Merit on him. He died in London in February 1916. Philip Horne has spent a decade looking at the thousands of James's letters in archives in the United States and Europe. A Reader in English Literature at University College, London, he is the author of Henry James and Revision and the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of James's The Tragic Muse .

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
81684
Title
Henry James: Selected Fiction (Everyman's Library #649A)
Author
JAMES, Henry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair in Good dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Everyman's Library - E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1953

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