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The Princess Casamassima (Two-Volume Set) by Henry James

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The Princess Casamassima (Two-Volume Set) by Henry James

by Henry James

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

The Macmillan Company. Very Good. Two-volume hardcover set in slipcase. Books are tightly bound, no writing. Foxing to edges of page blocks. Slipcase has a few dings to the corners, pastedown on case lightly soiled. Marbleized boards with cloth spine, gilt titles. Stated first printing.

Synopsis

The illegitimate and impoverished son of a dressmaker and a nobleman, Hyacinth Robinson has grown up with a strong sense of beauty that heightens his acute sympathy for the inequalities that surround him. Drawn into a secret circle of radical politics he makes a rash vow to commit a violent act of terrorism. But when the Princess Casamassima - beautiful, clever and bored - takes him up and introduces him to her own world of wealth and refinement, Hyacinth is torn. He is horrified by the destruction that would be wreaked by revolution, but still believes he must honour his vow, and finds himself gripped in an agonizing and, ultimately, fatal dilemma. A compelling blend of psychological observation, wit and compassion, The Princess Casamassima (1886) is one of Henry James's most deeply personal novels.

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On Sep 7 2017, a reader said:
To my small mind - this is the finest novel Henry James wrote period. JMK

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Bookseller
Barner Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
The Princess Casamassima (Two-Volume Set) by Henry James
Author
Henry James
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Macmillan Company

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.

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