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Georgina's Reasons

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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Henry James wrote the short story ''Georgina's Reason''. It describes a pair that doesn't seem to have gotten along very well. Against the objections of her wealthy parents, the stunning, cold, and ostensibly conservative Georgina Gressie weds the poor navy lieutenant Raymond Benyon (Joachim Bissmeier) in secret in New York, making him pledge never to mention their union to anyone unless she gives him permission to. This pledge, first made without thought or suspicion, has important and far-reaching ramifications: Georgina gradually distances herself from her puzzled husband, leaves her child in the care of an Italian woman while on a vacation to Europe, and does everything she can to disregard her marriage. Raymond finds out by chance that "his" wife Georgina has subsequently remarried a number of years later. He had met Kate in Italy and has a close relationship with her; her new spouse is a relative. The only thing that would make sense to him right now and be easier is to demand of Georgina that she renounce his pledge to keep quiet and grant a divorce. She declines. And Benyon is unable to force himself to marry his new love in bigamy.

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Henry James

Henry James OM was an American-born British author born in New York City on 15 April 1843. He is recognized as a crucial figure in the transition from literary realism to literary modernism. Henry James, Sr., an investor, and banker in Albany, was his father. Henry James was medically unfit in 1861 to fight in the American Civil War. For The Nation and Atlantic Monthly, he produced both fiction and nonfiction writing. Later, in 1878, Watch and Ward was published as a book. He left for Paris in 1875 and arrived in London in 1876. The Portrait of a Lady (1878), was released in 1881. He relocated to Sussex in 1897-1898, where he wrote The Turn of the Screw. He wrote The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, and The Golden Bowl between 1902 and 1904. He received the Order of Merit in 1915 and became a citizen of Great Britain. His memoirs A Small Boy and Others and Notes of a Son and Brother were both published in 1913. He received the Order of Merit in 1915 and became a citizen of Great Britain. He was cremated after passing away on February 28, 1916, in Chelsea, London.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 63 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271414
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271417
  • Item Weight: 75.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.97 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary