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The Besat In The Jungle

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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Henry James' 1903 novel ''The Beast in the Jungle'' was first made available as a part of the collection The Better Sort. This work, which is almost widely regarded as one of James' best short stories, fittingly addresses four universal themes: loneliness, fate, love, and death. Many readers who have pondered the value and purpose of human life have found that the tale of John Marcher and his particular fate has something to say to them. John Marcher is a hopeless fatalist, who believes that he is precluded from marrying so that he does not subject his wife to his "spectacular fate". The great misfortune of his life was to throw away the love of a good woman, based upon his preposterous sense of foreboding. "The Beast in the Jungle" has been read as a confession or parable about James Marcher's own life. He never got married, and it's possible he never had a sexually consummated relationship. Although he did enjoy an experience of aesthetic creativity, it is possible that he still regretted what he called "essential loneliness". The ever-present past in the lives of their protagonists is more an example of the author's extraordinary ability to portray the inner lives of his characters.

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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: 48 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271147
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271141
  • Item Weight: 57.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.17 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Family Life, Fiction / Short Stories (single author)