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The father : a life of Henry James, Sr.

Author: Alfred Habegger
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the passionate, contradictory father of William, Henry and Alice James. The author counters the popular view - a view that the James family perpetuated - that Henry James Sr was a "benignant" man who devoted himself to the good of his children, preached tolerance, and practised self-effacement. Instead, he shows us a man who developed a convoluted personal philosophy to account for his own feelings of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Henry James; James family.; James family.; Henry James; Henry James; Henry (Philosoph) James
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Habegger
ISBN: 0374153833 9780374153830
OCLC Number: 29477931
Description: viii, 578 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Little Iliad or his inmost heart ---
2. "You have been poor and gained wealth": William James of Albany ---
3. Catherine Barber James ---
4. Growing up in the James Family ---
5. Education ---
6. Morbidity ---
7. Union College ---
8. Dark corners: 1830-35 ---
9. Church and seminary: 1835-37 ---
10. Courts ---
11. England and Ireland: 1837 ---
12. Princeton renounced: 1837-38 ---
13. Discipleship and marriage: 1838-40 ---
14. Aroused from his selfish torpor: 1840-43 ---
15. Vastation: 1843-44 ---
16. The living mind called from its natural bed: 1844-47 ---
17. Association in New York: 1847-48 ---
18. Erotic liberty: 1848-50 ---
19. Family life on Fourteenth Street: 1848-55 ---
20. Public philosopher: 1850-53 ---
21. The last days of new York: 1853-55 ---
22. Europe by zigzag: 1855-58 ---
23. Another ridiculous zigzag: 1858-60 ---
24. Newport and the civil war: 1860-64 ---
25. New England sage: 1864-74 ---
26. Sacred old father: 1875-82.
Other Titles: Life of Henry James, Sr
Responsibility: Alfred Habegger.

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A biography of the passionate, contradictory father of William, Henry and Alice James. The author counters the popular view - a view that the James family perpetuated - that Henry James Sr was a "benignant" man who devoted himself to the good of his children, preached tolerance, and practised self-effacement. Instead, he shows us a man who developed a convoluted personal philosophy to account for his own feelings of pain and guilt, his conviction of his essential sinfulness and capacity for evil, and his fragile sense of self. The work sets Henry James Sr in the broader intellectual and cultural context of his age. As well as throwing light on the development of James's two sons, it is also a study of how families work. -- Description from http://www.amazon.co.uk (April 20, 2012).

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