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Henry James first edition books

Highly collectible Modern First Editions by the American novelist, short-story writer, and critic Henry James (1843-1916). A major figure in the history of the novel, James is celebrated as a master craftsman who brought great art and fine perception to bear in the development of his abiding themes: the relationship between innocence and experience, especially as exemplified by the differences between the exuberant but uncultured Americans and the highly cultivated Europeans whose civilisation was on the decline; the dilemma of the artist in an alien society; and the achievement of self-knowledge.

Collect Henry James Modern First Editions

Many consider The Portrait of a Lady, to be one of the finest novels of the English Language and prices for a first edition remain high to reflect this.  Other titles to watch out for are The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, and The Golden Bowl as well as his short stories The Beast in the Jungle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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