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English Hours: A Portrait of a Country

byHenry James

Paperback | October 25, 2011

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Henry James left America for England in 1876 and remained in his adopted country for the next three decades. Arriving in Liverpool, he made his way first to London, the "dreadful, delightful city" that he would come to both love and hate. James reveled in the exoticism and immensity of all that was unknown to him, and his writing spills over with youthful excitement, humor, and vivid descriptions of the people, landscapes, towns, and cities he encountered. He later set out to explore the English countryside: Chester, Warwick, Devon, Wells, Salisbury, Suffolk, and Rye, where he eventually settled, bought Lamb House, and wrote prolifically - producing some of his finest works, includingWhat Maisie Knew, The Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl, andThe Middle Years
Henry James (1843-1916) was an iconic figure of nineteenth century literature. Among his many masterpieces areThe Portrait of a Lady,The Bostonians,The Europeans,The Golden Bowl,andWashington Square. As well as fiction, James produced several works of travel literature and biography, and was one of the great letter writers of any age. ...
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Title:English Hours: A Portrait of a CountryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.81 × 5.18 × 0.68 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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"Unmatched in travel literature. . . an incomparable record able to stand with his great novels."
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