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Alice in Jamesland : the story of Alice Howe Gibbens James

Author: Susan E Gunter
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alice in Jamesland, the first biography of Alice Howe Gibbens James - wife of the psychologist and philosopher William James and sister-in-law of novelist Henry James - was made possible by the rediscovery of hundreds of her letters and papers thought to be destroyed in the 1960s. Encompassing European travel, Civil War profiteering, suicide, a stormy courtship, seances, psychedelic mushrooms, the death of a child,
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Genre/Form: Biographie
History
Biography
Named Person: Alice Howe Gibbens James; Henry James; William James; James family.; Alice Howe Gibbens James; William James; Alice Howe Gibbens James; James family.; Henry James; William James; Alice Howe Gibbens James; Alice Howe Gibbens James
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Gunter
ISBN: 9780803215696 080321569X
OCLC Number: 248536825
Description: xvii, 422 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Stirrings --
New ventures --
He loves me, he loves me not --
Alice in Jamesland --
The grief child --
New directions --
95 Irving Street and beyond --
On sabbatical --
The will to endure --
To bad Nauheim --
Mendings --
A form of use --
The lull before the storm --
Summer's end --
Last things --
The philosopher's widow --
Passages --
Living option.
Responsibility: Susan E. Gunter.
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