❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Henry James: A Life Author Leon Edel – Lectinshield.co.uk

10 thoughts on “Henry James: A Life

  1. says:

    This is a great biography Henry James dined out like B B King toured relentlessly, unswervingly, exhaustingly, in one year over 200 times After stuffing his orifice with broiled warthog, steamed lark and pomegranite marinaded in brandy and garnished with something unspeakable he d stroll back home and dash off a chapter of The Wings of the Dove and wake up next day and do it all again Respect.Probably reading this giant biography is in my top ten of useless time wasting things I ve done What I should have been doing in the hours it took me to finish it was practically anything else For instance, dancing the night away with a seemingly endless parade of lovely young women That would have been better Why didn t I do that

  2. says:

    All the James you want without having to read him.

  3. says:

    I don t think this is the text I m looking for What I want is the seven volume biography, each about 800 pages, that were part of the required reading for my defense.I started out grudgingly, and then got totally caught up It was like an intellectual soap opera When would James move to England What was his real relationship with so and so Ahah What a revealing letter If you have a few spare weeks, and you love James come on, fess up these really are fabulous.

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    This is, if I m not mistaken, the condensed single volume edition of Edel s massive five fat volumes literary biography It s just what the doctor ordered I nicked one of the volumes last years, I think off some dusty shelves awhile back and was surprisingly mesmerized by Edel s meticulous, absorbing near novelization of a writer with whom, I fear, I may in fact share a great deal except the exposure to and enjoyment of his prose itself Isn t it strange how that happens

  5. says:

    One of the best biographies I have read comparable to Deutscher s The Prophet.

  6. says:

    Essential, basic, the real thing for those who admire the writing of Henry James.

  7. says:

    This is a one volume abridgement of a five volume series on the life of Henry James Even though it is an abridgement, it is still a lengthy book that takes some effort to get through There is a lot of discussion of how various events and people in his life influenced his stories and writings He was a prolific author but it was interesting to see how the stories he wrote are related to the things that were happening to him He certainly had a cushy life Never really had to work because of the wealth in his family Although born in the US, he traveled all over Europe and used his ample leisure time for exploring places so that he could bring it into his writing Its hard to imagine that he would have produced his writings if he had to worry about where his next meal was going to come from As a life long bachelor, he didn t have much to worry about I would have rated it higher but all the details of his travels started to get old I guess this abridgement could have been abridged itself.

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    An indispensable biography for anyone who loves Henry James as much as I do While Edel is clearly a fan too how could you not be and write such a massive biography of the man this volume is the abridged version of Edel s original 5 volume biography he doesn t shy away from James s very human flaws and limitations Rather, he shows us how it was those same flaws and limitations that fed James s art and gave it, at its best, the essential humanity that lies at its heart.

  9. says:

    This was kind of a mistake read.The book reads like a list of cocktail parties and social meetings James had from cradle to grave, but fails to include his thinking on the major issues of his day Sorry to say a wast of time tomb Its on the shelf now collecting dust

  10. says:

    Ho ho What s that Don t think I have the stones to get through the full five volumes before the summer s out We ll just see about that Perhaps you re forgetting how much I love this man AND his biggest biographer.

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Henry James: A Life download Henry James: A Life, read online Henry James: A Life, kindle ebook Henry James: A Life, Henry James: A Life 6a01c5801cc2 This Is The One Volume Edition Of A Famous Biography Of Henry James, Which Includes New Material Born In America, Henry James Was Educated Both There And In Europe Before Settling In London, Where He Was To Spend Most Of His Life, In His Novels Represent The Culmination Of The Th Century Realist Tradition Of Austen, George Eliot, Flauberty And Balzac, And A Decisive Step Towards The Experimental Modernism Of Woolf And TS Eliot His Works Often Focus Upon An Innocent American In Europe, And Assess The Qualities And Dangers Of Both American And European Culture At The Time, As Well As Showing Their Vast Differences