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Henry D. Thoreau - American Writers 90 - University of Minnesota Pamphlets On American Writers (Paperback, Minnesota Archi):... Henry D. Thoreau - American Writers 90 - University of Minnesota Pamphlets On American Writers (Paperback, Minnesota Archi)
Leon Edel
R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Henry D. Thoreau - American Writers 90 " was first published in 1970. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Henry James - American Writers 4 - University of Minnesota Pamphlets On American Writers (Paperback, Minnesota Archi): Leon Edel Henry James - American Writers 4 - University of Minnesota Pamphlets On American Writers (Paperback, Minnesota Archi)
Leon Edel
R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Henry James - American Writers 4 " was first published in 1960. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro (Paperback): Henry James Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro (Paperback)
Henry James; Preface by Leon Edel
R312 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R53 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The novelist Henry James arrived in Venice as a tourist, and instantly fell in love with the city - particularly with the splendid Palazzo Barbaro, home of the expatriate American Curtis family. This selection of letters covers the period 1869-1907 and provides a unique record of the life and work of this great writer. Includes historical photographs and a foreword by Leon Edel, Henry James's biographer.

James Joyce - The Last Journey (Hardcover): Leon Edel James Joyce - The Last Journey (Hardcover)
Leon Edel
R734 Discovery Miles 7 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1947 edition.

James Joyce - The Last Journey (Paperback): Leon Edel James Joyce - The Last Journey (Paperback)
Leon Edel
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1947 edition.

Henry James, Parisian Sketches - Letters to the New York Tribune, 1875-1876 (Paperback): Henry James Henry James, Parisian Sketches - Letters to the New York Tribune, 1875-1876 (Paperback)
Henry James; Edited by Leon Edel, Ilse Dusoir Lind
R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Henry James, Parisian Sketches - Letters to the New York Tribune, 1875-1876 (Hardcover): Henry James Henry James, Parisian Sketches - Letters to the New York Tribune, 1875-1876 (Hardcover)
Henry James; Edited by Leon Edel, Ilse Dusoir Lind
R1,036 Discovery Miles 10 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
James Joyce - The Last Journey (Large Print Edition) (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Leon Edel James Joyce - The Last Journey (Large Print Edition) (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Leon Edel
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(LARGE PRINT EDITION) This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

James Joyce - The Last Journey (Hardcover): Leon Edel James Joyce - The Last Journey (Hardcover)
Leon Edel
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone

James Joyce - The Last Journey (Paperback): Leon Edel James Joyce - The Last Journey (Paperback)
Leon Edel
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

James Joyce - The Last Journey (Hardcover): Leon Edel James Joyce - The Last Journey (Hardcover)
Leon Edel
R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

James Joyce - The Last Journey (Paperback): Leon Edel James Joyce - The Last Journey (Paperback)
Leon Edel
R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

The Diary of Alice James (Hardcover, Northeastern University Press ed): Alice James The Diary of Alice James (Hardcover, Northeastern University Press ed)
Alice James; Edited by Leon Edel
R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Unlike her ubiquitous brothers, psychologist and philosopher William and novelist Henry, Jr., Alice James (1848-1892)-the youngest child and only daughter of the wealthy, mercurial, and eccentric New Englander Henry James, Sr.-passed much of her brief lifetime at home, largely isolated from society, unafforded the opportunity to receive extensive formal education or to attain the public success or recognition of her famous siblings. She was, in many ways, a victim of a society that severely circumscribed the lives of women, and that deprived even privileged and talented women like Alice of their intellectual, spiritual, and emotional-as well as physical-freedom. Indeed, James spent many of her years as an invalid, afflicted with a depressive malaise that left her constantly trying to recover a sense of identity and integrity.
Yet, within the pages of the journal she kept during the last four years of her life, Alice James emerges neither as a downtrodden casualty of her era nor as merely an interesting footnote to the illustrious James family saga, but rather as a formidable and triumphant individual in her own right. Far from displaying any wholesale acceptance of the ruling assumptions about her gender-or, for that matter, about anything else-James's diary reveals a vigorously opinionated, intellectually curious, extremely gifted writer renegotiating her position within the discourses of her time.
Long unavailable to students, scholars, and the general reader, this volume reprints Leon Edel's 1964 edition, which is widely accepted as the most faithful reproduction of the original diary. A new introduction by Linda Simon draws extensively on recent scholarship to illuminate James's role both in the context of her family and nineteenth-century culture.

Writing Lives - Principia Biographica (Paperback): Leon Edel Writing Lives - Principia Biographica (Paperback)
Leon Edel
R448 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R45 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Henry James presents here a revision of his Literary Biography expanded with six further essays illuminating what he calls the New Biography an approach that draws on the resources of psychoanalysis, the biographer s own subjectivity, and the skills of the novelist. Mr. Edel includes a history of the art of biography since Boswell, criticism of some of the best-known biographers, advice for the biographer on documentation and the use of psychological theory, and a discussion of what Edel calls the supreme problem in biography transference, the life-writer s emotional involvement with his or her subject."

The Letters of Henry James, Volume IV - 1895-1916 (Hardcover): Henry James The Letters of Henry James, Volume IV - 1895-1916 (Hardcover)
Henry James; Edited by Leon Edel
R2,305 Discovery Miles 23 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume, the conclusion of Leon Edel's splendid edition, rounds off a half century of work on James by the noted biographer-critic. In the letters of the novelist's last twenty years a new Henry James is revealed. Edel's generous selection shows us, as he says, a "looser, less formal, less distant" personality, a man writing with greater candor and with more emotional freedom, who "has at last opened himself up to the physical things of life."

The decade embracing the turn of the century is the most productive period of James's career. Happily settled in an English country house and now dictating to a typist, he is able to write "The Ambassadors," "The Wings of the Dove," and "The Golden Bowl" in three years. The letters show clearly how his fiction turned from his world-famous tales of international society to the life of passion in his last novels.

His new friends and correspondents include Conrad, H. G. Wells, Stephen Crane, Edith Wharton, and several young men to whom he writes curious, half-inhibited love letters. Mrs. Wharton, with her chauffered "chariot of fire," introduces him to the thrill of motoring and welcomes him into her cosmopolitan circle; to him she embodies the affluence and driving energy of the America of the Gilded Age. For the first time in over twenty years he revisits his homeland, traveling not only in the East but through the South to Florida and west to California. He is dismayed by the materialism he finds and the changed ways of life. Back in England, he plunges into several projects; for the New York edition of his works he revises the early novels and writes his famous prefaces. His relations with agents and publishers as well as familyand friends are fully documented in the letters, as are his trips to the Continent and visits with Edith Wharton in Paris.

His last years are darkened by a long siege of nervous ill health and by the death of his beloved brother William. But he carries on, moves back to London, and continues to work. Among the most eloquent of all his letters are those describing his anguished reaction to the Great War. To show his allegiance to the Allied cause, he becomes a British citizen, six months before his death. The volume concludes with his "final and fading words" dictated on his deathbed.

The American Essays of Henry James (Paperback): Henry James The American Essays of Henry James (Paperback)
Henry James; Edited by Leon Edel
R1,109 R864 Discovery Miles 8 640 Save R245 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"No one, among American writers, was more contemporary or had a more powerful grasp of American history and American myth," writes Leon Edel of Henry James. This collection of James's essays on American letters, together with some of his miscellaneous writings on other American subjects, is a pivotal document in the reassessment of James as less cloistered--and more American--than previously supposed. James is relaxed and informal as he writes of Emerson, Hawthorne, Lowell, Godkin, Norton, and Howells: he is fondly recalling--but also criticizing--the cultural orthodoxy in which he was reared. The American Essays remarkably prefigures current efforts to revise and challenge the aesthetic idealism of the Emersonian tradition.

Henry James (Hardcover): Leon Edel Henry James (Hardcover)
Leon Edel
R1,671 Discovery Miles 16 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"He was a supreme artist in the intimacies and connections that bind people together or tear them apart," says Leon Edel in his introduction to this collection of Henry James's best letters. Edel has chosen, from the four-volume epistolarium already published, those letters which especially illuminate James's writing, his life, his thoughts and fancies, his literary theories, and his most meaningful friendships. In addition, there are two dozen letters that have never before been printed.

In its unity, its elegance, and its reflection of almost a century of Anglo-American life and letters, this correspondence can well be said to belong to literature as well as to biography. Besides epistles to James's friends and family--including his celebrated brother, William--there are letters to notables such as Flaubert and Daudet in France; Stevenson, Gosse, Wells, and Conrad in England; and Americans from William Dean Howells to Edith Wharton. The latter correspondence, in particular, enlarges our understanding of James's complex involvements with Wharton and her circle; among the previously unpublished letters are several to Wharton's rakish lover, Morton Fullerton.

This masterly selection allows us to observe the precocious adolescent, the twenty-six-year-old setting out for Europe, the perceptive traveler in Switzerland and Italy, and the man-about-London consorting with Leslie Stephen and William Morris, meeting Darwin and Rossetti, hearing Ruskin lecture, visiting George Eliot. The letters describe periods of stress as well as happiness, failure as well as success, loneliness as well as sociability. They portray in considerable psychological depth James's handling of his problems (particularly with his family), and they allow us to see him adjust his mask for each correspondent.

Henry James - A Life (Paperback, New edition): Leon Edel Henry James - A Life (Paperback, New edition)
Leon Edel
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Out of stock

This is the one-volume edition of a famous biography of Henry James, which includes new material. Born in America, Henry James was educated both there and in Europe before settling in London, where he was to spend most of his life, in 1876. His novels represent the culmination of the 19th-century realist tradition of Austen, George Eliot, Flauberty and Balzac, and a decisive step towards the experimental modernism of Woolf and T.S. Eliot. His works often focus upon an innocent American in Europe, and assess the qualities and dangers of both American and European culture at the time, as well as showing their vast differences. "A Portrait of a Lady", "The Ambassadors" and "The Golden Bowl" all explore this subject, whilst Honore de Balzac's "Eugenie Grandet" was so admired by James that he was inspired to write "Washington Square", his own version of the tale. James's works explore sexual roles, feminism and class conflict.

Henry James (Paperback): Leon Edel Henry James (Paperback)
Leon Edel
R635 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R124 (20%) Out of stock

This is the one-volume edition of a famous biography of Henry James, which includes new material. Born in America, Henry James was educated both there and in Europe before settling in London, where he was to spend most of his life, in 1876. His novels represent the culmination of the 19th-century realist tradition of Austen, George Eliot, Flauberty and Balzac, and a decisive step towards the experimental modernism of Woolf and T.S. Eliot. His works often focus upon an innocent American in Europe, and assess the qualities and dangers of both American and European culture at the time, as well as showing their vast differences.

The Letters of Henry James, Volume I: 1843-1875 (Hardcover): Henry James The Letters of Henry James, Volume I: 1843-1875 (Hardcover)
Henry James; Edited by Leon Edel
R1,981 R1,816 Discovery Miles 18 160 Save R165 (8%) Out of stock

Here at last is the first volume of the long-awaited edition of Henry James letters by the world's foremost Jamesian scholar.

James was a superlative letter-writer; his correspondence constitutes one of the greateat self-portraits in all literature. In this edition Mr. Edel, respecting James's view that only the best of a writer's letters deserve publication, skims the cream of the fifteen thousand letters collected or discovered, many by the biographer himself, since the novelist's death in 1916.

In volume one, the first of a projected four, he provides a general introduction and a necessary minimum of annotation, and prefaces each section--Boyhood and Youth; Beginnings; The Grand Tour; A Season in Cambridge; Travel and Opportunity; and The Choice--with an informative account of James's attitudes and activities during the period in question. The volume closes, appropriately, with James's decision in 1875, at age thirty-two, to move permanently to Europe.

The Letters of Henry James, Volume II - 1875-1883 (Hardcover): Henry James The Letters of Henry James, Volume II - 1875-1883 (Hardcover)
Henry James; Edited by Leon Edel
R2,369 R2,163 Discovery Miles 21 630 Save R206 (9%) Out of stock

In this, the second volume of Leon Edel's superb edition of the letters, we see Henry James in his thirties, pursuing his writing in Paris and London and finding his first literary successes in "Daisy Miller" and "The Portrait of a Lady," The letters of these years, describing for family and friends in Boston the expatriate's days, reveal the usual wit and sophistication, but there is a new tone: James is relentlessly building a personal career and begins to see himself as a professional writer. Few other letters so fully document the process of an artist in the making.

James was a social success in London: in Mr. Edel's words, "England speedily opened its arms to him, as it does to anyone who is at ease with the world." The letters of this period pull us into the atmosphere of Victorian England, its drawing rooms, manors, and clubs, and James's keen American eyes give us views of this world probably unique in our literary annals. He used these observations to forge his great international theme, the confrontation of the Old and New Worlds.

The Letters of Henry James, Volume III - 1883-1895 (Hardcover): Henry James The Letters of Henry James, Volume III - 1883-1895 (Hardcover)
Henry James; Edited by Leon Edel
R2,375 R2,169 Discovery Miles 21 690 Save R206 (9%) Out of stock

The third volume of Leon Edel's superb edition of "Henry James"'s letters finds the novelist settled in Europe and his expatriation complete. The letters of this time reflect the growth of James's literary and personal friendships and introduce the reader to the frescoed palazzos, Palladian villas, and great estates of the Roseberys, the Rothschilds, the Bostonian-Venetian Curtises, and the Florentine-American Boott circle. In all his travels, James closely observes the social scene and the dilemmas of the human beings within it. During this fruitful period he writes "The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse," and some thirty-five of his finest international tales.

Undermining his success, however, are a devastating series of disappointments. Financial insecurity, an almost paraniod defensiveness following the utter failure of his dramatic efforts, and the deaths of his sister, his friend Robert Louis Stevenson, and his ardent admirer Constance Fenimore Woolson all combine to take him to what he recognizes is the edge of an abyss of personal tragedy.

And yet James endures, and throughtout these trials his letters reveal the flourish, the tongue-in-cheek humor, and the social insight that marked his genius. As Edel writes in his Introduction: "The grand style is there, the amusement at the vanities of this world, the insistence that the great ones of the earth lack the imagination he is called upon to supply, and then his boundless affection and empathy for those who have shown him warmth and feeling."

In an appendix Mr. Edel presents four remarkable unpublished letters from Miss Woolson to James. These throw light on their ambiguous relationship and onJames's feelings of guilt and shock after her suicide in Venice.

Selected Letters (Hardcover): Henry James Selected Letters (Hardcover)
Henry James; Volume editing by Leon Edel
R1,412 Discovery Miles 14 120 Out of stock

"He was a supreme artist in the intimacies and connections that bind people together or tear them apart," says Leon Edel in his introduction to this collection of Henry James's best letters. Edel has chosen, from the four-volume epistolarium already published, those letters which especially illuminate James's writing, his life, his thoughts and fancies, his literary theories, and his most meaningful friendships. In addition, there are two dozen letters that have never before been printed.

In its unity, its elegance, and its reflection of almost a century of Anglo-American life and letters, this correspondence can well be said to belong to literature as well as to biography. Besides epistles to James's friends and family--including his celebrated brother, William--there are letters to notables such as Flaubert and Daudet in France; Stevenson, Gosse, Wells, and Conrad in England; and Americans from William Dean Howells to Edith Wharton. The latter correspondence, in particular, enlarges our understanding of James's complex involvements with Wharton and her circle; among the previously unpublished letters are several to Wharton's rakish lover, Morton Fullerton.

This masterly selection allows us to observe the precocious adolescent, the twenty-six-year-old setting out for Europe, the perceptive traveler in Switzerland and Italy, and the man-about-London consorting with Leslie Stephen and William Morris, meeting Darwin and Rossetti, hearing Ruskin lecture, visiting George Eliot. The letters describe periods of stress as well as happiness, failure as well as success, loneliness as well as sociability. They portray in considerable psychological depth James's handling of his problems (particularly with his family), and they allow us to see him adjust his mask for each correspondent.

The Visitable Past - A Wartime Memoir (Paperback): Leon Edel The Visitable Past - A Wartime Memoir (Paperback)
Leon Edel
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Out of stock

The Visitable Past: A Wartime Memoir is a fascinating account of the late Pulitzer-Prize-winning biographer's experience as a member of a psychological warfare unit during the liberation of France. Arriving in Normandy a month after D-Day, Edel was part of the De Gaulle force that entered Paris, the scene of his own student days during the late 1920s and early 1930s.

In his Foreword, Edel describes his method as "trying to let one kind of story beget another; one moment of experience summon a series of past moments". The Visitable Past is therefore not only an account of France recovering from its years of occupation, but also a memoir of Edel's earlier Parisian days as a young man of letters. Wartime encounters with Sylvia Beach and Morton Fullerton lead to recollections of James Joyce, Edith Wharton, and Edel's own early work on Henry James.

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