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THE FIVE BEST HENRY JAMES NOVELS (illustrated) by HENRY JAMES
Henry James was one of those extraordinarily prolific and talented writers of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Born in New York in 1843, the second son of a wealthy intellectual father, and educated by tutors all over Western Europe, he eventually settled in England and by the time of his death in 1916 he had written 20 novels, 12 plays, 112 short stories, and numerous works of literary criticism.

His brother William was a philosopher and psychologist who was a professor at Harvard and published the first textbook of psychology and established the first psychology laboratory in the United States. Like his brother, Henry had profound insight into the working of the human… Read more
THE COMPLETE D.H. LAWRENCE NOVELS COLLECTION (illu&hellip by D. H. LAWRENCE
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
D. H. Lawrence was one of the most controversial literary figures of the first half of the 20th Century. He died in 1930 at the age of 44 and crammed an enormous amount of activity into his short lifetime -- he wrote prodigiously (novels, reviews, literary criticism, poems -- about 800 -- short stories, travel books), he painted, travelled extensively, and lived in various exciting and beautiful places, he saw some of his books banned and even burned.

Very far to the right in his political views and scornful of democracy, in his novels he explores the struggle of the human spirit with a sterile social order and uncovers much of the power of human sexuality that is too often… Read more
THE COMPLETE VIRGINIA WOOLF NOVELS COLLECTION (ill&hellip by VIRGINIA WOOLF
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Woolf was one the "modernists" who, at the start of the 20th Century, sought to reinvent the novel. And even in the company of towering figures like Proust, Kafka, D.H. Lawrence, Yeats, O'Neill, Joyce, T.S. Eliot and others Virginia Woolf stood out both for the quality and intensity of her writing and her lifestyle: she and her husband Leonard were at the centre of the intellectual, literary, artistic, and political "Bloomsbury Group" that flourished in London in the first three decades of the Century.

I have previously read only a few of her novels, finding them sometimes difficult, but also intriguing, and intending for years to read more. How marvelous then to find this… Read more