Here at last is the first volume of the long-awaited edition of Henry James letters by the world's foremost Jamesian scholar. James was a superlative letter-writer; his correspondence constitutes one of the greateat self-portraits in all literature. In this edition Mr. Edel, respecting James's view that only the best of a writer's letters deserve publication, skims the cream of the fifteen thousand letters collected or discovered, many by the biographer himself, since the novelist's death in 1916. In volume one, the ...

The Letters of Henry James, Volume I: 1843-1875 1974, Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674387805