Minerva Press, 1969, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Edition
white titles spine; translated by John Cumming; preface by Andre Maurois; "Henry James was a great writer who spent his whole life wandering in a literary limbo between the paradise of European culture and the hell that was the Golden Age of America. He was too sensitive to suffer the vulgarity of an environment inimjcal (as he thought) to the artist; he was also too much of a Bostonian puritan to feel completely at ease in the atmosphere of European realism. For the major part of his life he was uprooted. He admired French novelists, but found them too concerned with the sordid. He found some measure of spiritual comfort with the English aristocracy. The big houses set in extensive grounds, the beautiful young Englishwomen and the writers whom they entertained every weekend played the same part in his life as the Court in the lives of the moralists and poets of seventeenth century France. Like those writers of an earlier age, Henry James came to believe that a leisured society, heir to a civilization that had lasted for many years, was the environment in which the feelings might most effectively be nurtured, "; crease to top corner near spine; including selected bibliography & chronological summary - 151 pages.H 110 u Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: LIT00004.