The Awkward Age

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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Henry James creates a harrowing analysis of society and its workings in The Awkward Age (1899) by exploring the English character and the conflict between new and old money along with a subtle satirical touch. James wrote The Awkward Age around the same time as The Turn of the Screw (1898) and What Maisie Knew (1896), both of which explore how the actions of the adults around young children threaten their innocence. In the beginning it seems like James' main concern in the novel is to resolve the vulnerability of Nanda so that she can thrive in an environment of questionable adult influences. But as the story progresses we see that James focuses on unimportant details like how much one character knows about another or what flimsy prior relationship can arise to disgrace someone. Nanda's parents and their acquaintances are such negative influences that we are led to assume she needs protection at the beginning of the book; nevertheless, by the end, she has developed the same cunning and deceitful tendencies as them. The Awkward Age is one of the most well-rounded and in some ways even the most intimate out of all James' masterpieces.

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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: 376 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271597
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271592
  • Item Weight: 451.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 20.7 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics, Fiction / Literary