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Author: Henry James; Henry James Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Osgood and Co., 1878.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wealthy and leisured Roger Lawrence adopts an orphaned twelve-year-old girl, Nora Lambert, and raises her as his eventual bride-to-be, but once Nora matures into a beautiful young woman, she is attracted to two other men. Henry James later disowned the book and spoke of "Roderick Hudson" as his first novel.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Watch and ward.
Boston : Houghton, Osgood and Co., 1878
(OCoLC)902716813
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry James; Henry James Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 1160275
Notes: First edition. Cf. Edel & Laurence.
Originally published in the Atlantic monthly, 1871.
Two impressions of final signature are known: in one the strings are between p. 216 and 217; in the other the strings are between 214 and 215.
Description: 219 pages ; 15 cm
Responsibility: by Henry James, Jr.

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Wealthy and leisured Roger Lawrence adopts an orphaned twelve-year-old girl, Nora Lambert, and raises her as his eventual bride-to-be, but once Nora matures into a beautiful young woman, she is attracted to two other men. Henry James later disowned the book and spoke of "Roderick Hudson" as his first novel.

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