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He is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare in the history of poetry." Graham Greene" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Henry James (1843-1916) was born in New York and settled in Europe in 1875. He was a regular contributor of reviews, critical essays, and short stories to American periodicals. He is best known for his many novels of American and European character, including 'The Portrait of a Lady' (1881) and 'The Wings of the Dove' (1902). John Lyon is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Bristol. He has published on the novel and contemporary poetry and edited 'The Sacred Fount' for Penguin.
The edition of The Europeans is an appalling production, by Amazon, with tiny print, no page numbers, no design to speak of, no front matter, no end matter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anon
This edition is certainly not from a "first rate publisher". The typeface is extremely small and the line spacing far too close. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Soluble
New England, 1870s. Siblings Eugenia and Felix – American, but brought up in Europe - come back to their family in the U.S. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bob Ventos
The language is hard going - like wading through treacle We hear that Eugenie is witty entertaining etc.etc. but we never hear /read it.Published 19 months ago by M. barbara Thomas
I hesitated: who am I to "dare" to criticize Henry
James and give only four stars to this novel, considered
as a masterpiece of style and wit and irony and a summit... Read more
I had never read any Henry James before and I selected “The Europeans” because other reviewers on Amazon had commented on the fact that this is a fairly short novel. Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2013 by E. A. Banks
I like classic literature so thought I'd give Henry James a go. Let me save a few hours of your life by summing up The Europeans:
- Promising start involving rich young... Read more