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The Bostonians (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
The Bostonians (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Henry James 1593082975 9781593082970
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The Bostonians (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Henry James

Nearly a century before the birth of the contemporary feminist movement, Henry James dealt with its nineteenth-century forerunner in The Bostonians. Mixing acute social observation and psychological analysis with mordant humor, James hangs his story on a unique instance of the traditional romantic triangle. At its apex stands the vibrantly beautiful Verena Tarrant, an intense public speaker who arouses the passions of two very different people. Olive Chancellor, a Boston-bred suffragette, dreams of turning Verena into a fiery campaigner for womens rights. Basil Ransom, a Mississippi-bred lawyer, dreams of turning her into his wife. As these two struggle for possession of Verenas soul-- and body-- their confusions, crises, and conflicts begin almost preternaturally to prefigure todays sexual politics. In fact, Jamess complex portrait of Olive and her ideals, savagely satirical yet sympathetic and so controversial when it first appeared, continues to evoke both anger and admiration. But he treats Verena and Basil with equal complexity, climaxed by the novels quietly haunting final sentence.

Author: Henry James

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 480

Publisher: Sterling Publishing

Publication Date: 2005-04-25

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1593082975

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