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Alice James: A Biography
Alice James: A Biography by Jean Strouse 067401555X 9780674015555
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Alice James: A Biography by Jean Strouse

Alice James was the sister of William and Henry, the only daughter in a family of brilliant and not a little eccentric men, and representative of the intellectually repressed nineteenth-century woman whose grief finds an outlet in neurotic illness. She kept a withering journal of her life, wrote letters, and left behind a trail needing only modern signposts. She was an integral part of a family firm of scholars and writers. But she could never seize the opportunities that a few other women of her age did. There was no air to breathe in the intoxicating atmosphere where Henry was already writing spellbinding novels and William was professing at Harvard and reinventing psychology and philosophy. Her life, then, is a singular portrait embedded in a family history that dazzled her age and still interests ours.

Author: Jean Strouse

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 367

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: 1999-04-15

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