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Letters to Isabella Stewart Gardner

Author: Henry James; Rosella Mamoli Zorzi
Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Surrounded by artists, writers and musicians who constituted her court in Boston as in Venice, Isabella Stewart Gardner, a passionate art collector with enormous funds, was as revered and sought after as royalty. Henry James had a real affection for her, and was inspired by the rich and powerful Mrs Gardner and her magnificent pearls, as well as by the Palazzo Barbaro in Venice, for his novel The Wings of the Dove  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Henry James; Isabella Stewart Gardner; Isabella Stewart Gardner; Henry James
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry James; Rosella Mamoli Zorzi
ISBN: 1901285839 9781901285833
OCLC Number: 505756014
Description: 334 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: Henry James ; edited by Rosella Mamoli Zorzi.

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