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The Jolly Corner

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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The English Review first published "The Jolly Corner," a short story by Henry James, in December 1908. One of Henry James' most well-known ghost tales, "The Jolly Corner," tells the adventures of Spencer Brydon as he prowls the now-vacant New York house where he was raised. He has a "feeling more intricate than had ever found itself consistent with rationality." After living overseas for 35 years, Spencer Brydon returns to New York. He discovers that he is skilled at managing a refurbishment of his childhood home. He starts to ponder what kind of person he might have been if he had led a more relaxed life in the United States. The Jolly Corner was first published by The English Review in 1908. Henry James describes Spencer Brydon's tour of his now-vacant childhood home in New York. He encounters a "feeling more sophisticated than had ever found itself consistent with sanity." He referred to his childhood home as "The Jolly Corner." Brydon begins to believe that he alters ego, the ghost of the man he might have once been, is haunting the estate. The theme of unlived lives permeates the entire narrative.

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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: 40 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935727121X
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271219
  • Item Weight: 48g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.74 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Ghost, Fiction / Horror