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The Bostonians

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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Between 1885 and 1886, Sir Henry James' work ''The Bostonians'' was first published as a serial in The Century Magazine before being turned into a book in 1886. The unusual triangle at the center of this bittersweet tragicomedy is formed by Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi, Olive Chancellor, a feminist from Boston, and Verena Tarrant, Olive's lovely, young apprentice in the feminist movement. Additionally, there are numerous political activists, journalists, and strange eccentrics in the book. The conflict that Ransom and Olive have over Verena's allegiance and dedication is at the heart of the story. Basil Ransom, a lawyer and Civil War veteran, sparks a romantic interest in the main character. He convinces her to move away from her home and pursue education in the feminist movement. The Bostonians deal with openly political topics, in contrast to much of James' writing. Due in part to prevailing customs at the time, Olive's potential lesbian desire for Verena is not made clear. A colorful supporting ensemble of would-be reformers, cynical journalists, and hangers-on surrounds the main characters. Verena Tarrant is a stunning young woman who, despite being passive and undecided, is an enthralling orator for women's rights, and Olive Chancellor.

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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: 181 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935727104X
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271042
  • Item Weight: 217.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.3 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary, Fiction / Short Stories (single author)