The Awkward Age by Henry James, Fiction, Literary.pdf

The Awkward Age by Henry James, Fiction, Literary PDF

Henry James

Nandas manipulative mother, Fernanda, is the hostess of a fashionable London salon. Nanda is befriended by the elderly Mr. Longdon -- an old-fashioned man enters a tangled web of wealthy British fashionable types, makes a proposal. . . . The two women both appear to love Gustavus Vanderbank, a young government employee, who becomes alienated from them. The relationship between Vanderbank, a complicated but good-natured young man who has managed to penetrate that affluent circle, and Nanda Brookenham, the granddaughter of Longdons lost love dominate the tale powerfully and compellingly. . . .

Henry James (1843 – 1916) Henry James, OM (April 15, 1843-February 28, 1916), son of Henry James Sr. . and brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The Awkward Age by Henry James, Fiction, Literary.pdf


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Sofya Voigtuh

LibriVox Nanda Brookenham is coming of age, and thus 'coming out' in London society - which leads to complications in her family's social set in London's fin de siècle life. James presents the novel almost entirely in dialogue, an experiment that adds to the immediacy of the scenes but also creates serious ambiguities about characters and their motives

Mattio Müllers

About Henry James: Novels 1896-1899 (LOA #139). This Library of America volume collects four novels written by Henry James in the period immediately following his unsuccessful five-year-long attempt to establish himself as a playwright on the London stage. The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces - Henry …

Noels Schulzen

every age lives, in an "epoch of transition"; but it may still be said of the French for instance, I assume, that their social scheme absolutely provides against awkwardness. That is it would be, by this scheme, so infinitely awkward, so awkward beyond any patching-up, for the hovering female young to be conceived as present at "good" talk, Henry James - James on Art and the Novel - …

Jason Leghmann

31 May 2004 ... Scribner. $25. Consider the monumental effort involved in Colm Toibin's new novel, a book that is seriously literary in subject matter and style. Mr. Toibin has had the temerity to put the reader on a first-name basis with Henry James. ... Mr. Toibin's language is sometimes genuinely elegant, sometimes derivative, in a book that is a compelling hybrid of biography, fiction and ventriloquism.

Jessica Kolhmann

About The Awkward Age. Henry James had arrived at such mastery of the forms and uses of fiction by the time he published The Awkward Age in 1899 that this story of a young girl introduced into a casually corrupt circle of sophisticates is at once a universal drama of innocence confronting evil, a detailed examination of a social order, and a stunning picture of a civilization in crisis.