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Henry James: His Women and His Art

Author: Gordon, Lyndall
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Pub Date: 30/10/2012
Publisher: VIRAGO
ISBN: 9781844088928
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Quick overview Told through the lense of Henry James's relationship with two women who particularly shaped his writing, Henry James is a unforgettable read by one of our best-loved biographers.
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James's friendship with Constance Fenimore Woolson ended in 1894 when he tried to drown a boatload of her dresses in the Venetian lagoon; she had fallen to her death three months before. It was an elusive friendship that echoed his mysterious relationship with Minny Temple who had died twenty years earlier. From their graves, these two women haunted his imagination and his fiction, inspiring the creation of his heroines.

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