The Golden Bowl by Henry James

The Golden Bowl

byHenry JamesIntroduction byRuth Bernard YeazellEditorRuth Bernard Yeazell

Paperback | August 25, 2009

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A new edition of Henry James's searing study of marriage and Infidelity

Set in England, The Golden Bowl is Henry James's highly charged exploration of adultery, jealousy, and possession that continues and challenges James's characteristic exploration of the battle between American innocence and European experience. Maggie Verver, a young American heiress, and her widowed father, Adam, lead a life of wealth and refinement in London. They are both getting married: Maggie to Prince Amerigo, an impoverished Italian aristocrat, and Adam to the beautiful but penniless Charlotte Stant. But both father and daughter are unaware that their new conquests share a secret - one for which all concerned must pay the price. This story completes what critics have called the "major phase" of James?s career.

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Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, Sr., and brother of eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. He spent his early life in America and studied in Geneva, London and Paris during his adolescence to gain the worldly experience so prized by his father. He live...
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Title:The Golden BowlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 7.77 × 5.08 × 1.12 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141441275

ISBN - 13:9780141441276

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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