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The Diary Of A Man Of Fifty

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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The poignant and insightful short tale "The Diary of a Man of Fifty" by Henry James explores aging and coming to terms with one's history. The narrator returns to Italy, where he previously spent some time, and revisits recollections of a love relationship that finally ended in failure. Some of these memories are unpleasant, while others are enlightening. This story is one of James' lesser-known works, and the 24-volume New York Edition of his Novels and Tales omitted it entirely (1907-09). It's written in the style of a journal, which makes it rather unusual as well. James typically preferred to use a first-person or omniscient third-person narrator to closely control the narrative and point of view. The general begins to question his own judgment in light of this and begins to wonder if he might have erred. An English army general of fifty-two returns to Florence after a romance with Countess Falvi. He meets Edmund Stanmer, a young English traveler of twenty-five who is acquainted with the Countess's daughter Bianca. The General warns Stanmer that Bianca is an actress and coquette, just like her mother.

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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: 33 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271619
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271615
  • Item Weight: 39.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.36 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics , History / Modern / 19th Century