The Birthplace

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Birthplace is a short story by Henry James that was first released in 1903 in his anthology. The tale shows James's doubts regarding Shakespeare's authorship and is a sharp satire on the excesses of bardolatry. The story also depicts a characteristically imaginative Jamesian protagonist creating another reality in his presentation on Bard's purported childhood activities, which goes beyond the specific scholarly topic. Morris Gedge receives a favorable offer to take on the role of custodian of Stratford-on-Shakespeare Avon's residence. James twice used Shakespeare's name in his notebooks as he was drafting the novel, so even though his name is not mentioned in the story, to Whom "the highest Mecca of the English-speaking people" is dedicated is obvious. After being appointed the custodian, Morris starts to question the explanations he is made to provide to visitors. He begins to qualify and fumble through his speech. His wife is distressed by this, and the owners of the temple issue a warning. He gives a funny lecture about how Shakespeare the child played around the house in the story's concluding scene. Of course, tourist revenue grows and Gedge gets paid more.

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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: 57 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271600
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271608
  • Item Weight: 68.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.65 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Short Stories (single author)