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Author LinkGorra, Michael Edward.
Title LinkPortrait of a novel : Henry James and the making of an American masterpiece / Michael Gorra.
Variant Title Henry James and the making of an American masterpiece
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Liveright Pub. Corporation, c2012.
Description xxiv, 385 p. :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: An old man in Rye -- A preparation for culture. The girl in the doorway ; A native of no country ; A superstitious valuation ; Along the Thames -- The marriage plot. Her empty chair ; Proposals ; An unmarried man ; A London life ; The envelope of circumstances -- Italian journeys. Bellosguardo hours ; Mr. Osmond ; Stranieri ; An uncertain terrain ; A Venetian interlude ; Fenimore -- Sex and serials, the Continent, and the critics. Maupassant and the monkey ; The magazines ; The Roccanera ; The art of fiction -- Putting out the lights. The altar of the dead ; "I was perfectly free" ; Working in the dark ; The second chance ; Endgame.
Summary A revelatory biography of the American master as told through the lens of his greatest novel.
Per.Sub. LinkJames, Henry, 1843-1916.
LinkJames, Henry, 1843-1916. Portrait of a lady.
Subject LinkAuthors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
LinkAuthors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
LinkAmerican fiction -- European influences.

System Number 000663759
ISBN Link9780871404084 (hardcover)
Link0871404087 (hardcover)

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