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on 16 September 2016
As with all Henry James's writing it is difficult to get going with. The best way to read his work is in very large chunks so that you get accustomed to his convoluted prose and sometimes very long sentences. *The Bostonians" benefits from being a rather simple and straightforward tale which grows on one as the story gathers pace. His descriptions of political and social types of people are as good as Thackeray or Trollope. I enjoyed this book.
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on 28 July 2015
The novel is wonderful, the edition isn't.

This is early(ish) Henry James, so the book isn't as dense as the later novels. It's wonderfully controlled prose, always moving forward and allowing the characters to develop. I found it very gripping.

The Xist Classics edition for Kindle is poor, however. The table of contents is blank. Words and phases that should be in italics are bracketed with underscores instead, _like this_. It seems that the publishers don't fully understand how to prepare an e-book.
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on 24 September 2015
Only half way though the book so far and, as for all Henry James's writing, it requires very careful reading and time to reflect on the marvellous observation of character, the humour and the use of language. I love his writing but his books cannot be rushed.
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on 27 May 2017
Great item, quick delivery, no problems
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on 6 May 2016
GOOD BOOK AND PROVIDES A GOOD PICTURE OF THE POSITION OF WOMEN THEN AND NOW.
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on 29 May 2013
What a novel! Henry James writes beautifully about early Boston and its inhabitants, the trials and tribulations. Read read read, must be on your to-do list.
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on 16 August 2017
I was disappointed. I had enjoyed other henry James but could not get in to this
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on 1 January 2015
More than a little boring.
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on 21 March 2016
This kindle edition is almost unreadable as lots of the words are run together .
This is a fault in this edition`. It completely spoils the book . I have given up on it.
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on 19 January 2013
Great book, like any other by Henry James it is well worth a read. Buying for Kindle is so easy, delivery as soon as you turn the Kindle on again, or buy direct from the Kindle.
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