The Awkward Age
The first two volumes of Henry James's letters capture the artist as a young man.
The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1855-1872:
Volume 1 (The Complete Letters o
by Henry James
University of Nebraska Press
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There is an early letter, from the twenty-four-year-old Henry James in Cambridge to his brother William in Paris, where William has been to the theater to see a play by Alexandre Dumas. Henry wishes he could have been there with him; it turns out he has already read the play "& was keenly sensible both of its merits & defects." Then he interjects: "Wendell Holmes is gone salmon-fishing in Maine. The Spring is well started