The Madonna Of The Future

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Madonna of the Future" by Henry James delves into the clash between tradition and innovation within Victorian society through the lens of art and aestheticism. Set in the Victorian era, the story follows an avant-garde artist who challenges cultural norms with his unconventional approach to portraiture. James critiques the rigid traditions of his time, exploring the tension between the artist's desire for modernity and society's adherence to established norms. Through symbolism and intricate character portrayals, James vividly captures the complexities of artistic expression and societal expectations. The artist's quest to create a portrait of the "Madonna of the Future" symbolizes his aspiration to transcend conventional boundaries and embrace innovation in art, challenging the Victorian notion of the ideal woman. As the narrative unfolds, James navigates the intricate dynamics between the artist, his subject, and the society that scrutinizes their every move. The portrait becomes a focal point for broader themes of cultural evolution, artistic freedom, and the relentless pursuit of modernity amidst a conservative backdrop. In "The Madonna of the Future," Henry James masterfully intertwines artistry, critique, and symbolism to illuminate the timeless struggle between tradition and innovation in Victorian society.

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Henry James

Henry James death on February 28, 1916, marked the end of his life as an American-British author. Many people think he is one of the best writers ever written in English and see him as a key figure in the transition between literary realism and literary modernism. He had a brother named William James, who was a philosopher and psychologist, and a sister named Alice James, who wrote a diary. He is best known for books like "The Portrait of a Lady" that show how American immigrants, English immigrants, and people from mainland Europe interact with each other in their personal lives and relationships. He tried new things with his later works, like "The Ambassadors," "The Wings of the Dove," and "The Golden Bowl." James frequently wrote about his characters' thoughts and feelings as well as their relationships with others in a way that layered or juxtaposed reasons and impressions that were not clear or logical. People have said that his late works are like impressionist paintings because of the way they are put together and how they create a unique sense of uncertainty.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 38 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363059324
  • ISBN-13: 9789363059320
  • Item Weight: 49.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.63mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary