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Portrait of A Novel

Henry James and the Making of An American Masterpiece
Gorra, Michael Edward (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Henry James (1843-1916) has had many biographers but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American progenitor of the modern novel, combining elements of biography, criticism and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James's masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady (1881).?Gorra shows how this scandalous story came to be written. Travelling to Italy, France and England, he sheds new light on James's family, the European literary circles of George Eliot, Flaubert and Turgenev in which James made his name, and the psychological forces that enabled him to create the most memorable female protagonist. A piercing detective story, Portrait of a Novel provides a brilliant account of the greatest American novel of expatriate life ever written.
Authors: Gorra, Michael Edward
Title: Portrait of a novel
Henry James and the making of an American masterpiece
Publisher: New York : Liveright Pub. Corporation, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xxiv, 385 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Gorra
ISBN: 0871404087
9780871404084
Branch Call Number: 813.4 J27g 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: American fiction European influences James, Henry, 1843-1916. Portrait of a lady Authors, American 20th century Biography Authors, American 19th century Biography James, Henry, 1843-1916
Topical Term: American fiction
Authors, American
Authors, American
LCCN: 2012013838
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An elegant and enlightening book that brings together the complicated life of a great author and the evolution of his great novel, "The Portrait of a Lady." (Pulitzer Prize citation)


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