The Altar of the Dead by Henry James

The Altar of the Dead

byHenry James

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2009

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Classic Henry James story. The story begins: "HE had a mortal dislike, poor Stransom, to lean anniversaries, and loved them still less when they made a pretence of a figure. Celebrations and suppressions were equally painful to him, and but one of the former found a place in his life. He had kept each year in his own fashion the date of Mary Antrim's death." According to Wikipedia: "Henry James, (1843 1916), son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born British author. He is one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism; the fine art of his writing has led many academics to consider him the greatest master of the novel and novella form. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting."
Title:The Altar of the DeadFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:B&R Samizdat ExpressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455353205

ISBN - 13:9781455353200

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