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Roderick Hudson

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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British-American author Henry James wrote the masterpiece Roderick Hudson and it did exceptionally well given that it was his debut novel. Before James R. Osgood & Company printed it as a multivolume compilation, it first appeared in a serialized form in 1875, published over the course of several issues of The Atlantic Monthly. The narrative is a bildungsroman that charts the hero's maturation as well as the emotional, psychological, and moral development he experiences along the way. The titular figure is a sculptor whose talent wins him the support of a wealthy benefactor, altering both men's lives and futures for all time. For Henry James, rather than the plot of the story, the main focus is always on the psychoanalysis of the characters and the inspection of their motivations. This book especially has a lot which can be dissected and compared. The comparison of master and craftsman is very apparent. The gifted and brilliant Roderick is put head to head with a hardworking simpleton. The brotherhood between Roderick and Rowland Mallet is unwavering so much so, that often they seem like opposing halves of a whole.

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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: 337 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271570
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271578
  • Item Weight: 404.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 18.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics