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The ivory tower

Author: Henry James; Alan Hollinghurst
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2004.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1914, Henry James began work on a major novel about the immense new fortunes of America's Gilded Age. After an absence of more than twenty years, James had returned for a visit to his native country; what he found there filled him with profound dismay. In The Ivory Tower, his last book, the characteristic pattern underlying so much of his fiction - in which American "innocence" is transformed by its encounter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Ivory tower.
New York : New York Review Books, 2004
(OCoLC)607069146
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry James; Alan Hollinghurst
ISBN: 1590170784 9781590170786
OCLC Number: 53469425
Description: xx, 266 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Responsibility: Henry James ; introduction by Alan Hollinghurst ; with an essay by Ezra Pound.
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Beginning among the great houses and sweeping seaviews of Newport, Rhode Island, with the underhanded deals and enduring animosities of New York's financial world lurking in the background, The Ivory  Read more...

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