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Portrait of a novel : Henry James and the making of an American masterpiece

Author: Michael Edward Gorra
Publisher: New York : Liveright Pub. Corporation, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A revelatory biography of the American master as told through the lens of his greatest novel.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry James; Henry James; Henry James
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Edward Gorra
ISBN: 9780871404084 0871404087
OCLC Number: 755705017
Awards: Pulitzer Finalist, Biography, 2013
Description: xxiv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An old man in Rye --
A preparation for culture. The girl in the doorway ; A native of no country ; A superstitious valuation ; Along the Thames --
The marriage plot. Her empty chair ; Proposals ; An unmarried man ; A London life ; The envelope of circumstances --
Italian journeys. Bellosguardo hours ; Mr. Osmond ; Stranieri ; An uncertain terrain ; A Venetian interlude ; Fenimore --
Sex and serials, the Continent, and the critics. Maupassant and the monkey ; The magazines ; The Roccanera ; The art of fiction --
Putting out the lights. The altar of the dead ; "I was perfectly free" ; Working in the dark ; The second chance ; Endgame.
Other Titles: Henry James and the making of an American masterpiece
Responsibility: Michael Gorra.

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