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A fictionalized study based on many biographical materials and family accounts of Henry James's life, this volume ranges seamlessly from his memories ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 2.500
HoldenSCaulfield

Too Acadmic for Me

by HoldenSCaulfield on Sep 7, 2007

First off, know that I did not finish the book. One hundred pages in I decided I'd rather read something that seemed to be heading somewhere. I was hoping for something with more depth, more character, more intrigue--more James, actually. I didn't necessarily care that it was slow moving; but I did ... More

AmateurHistorian

Henry James' stunted emotional life

by AmateurHistorian on Apr 1, 2007

An intriguing novel about Henry James, his preoccupations, his work, and ultimately, his inability to involve himself emotionally in others and the aspects of life that could have provided full satisfaction to himself. Toibin is masterful in using a tone that reflects James' own, and in depicting a ... More

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