The Jolly Corner
Sheldon M. Novick's portrait casts the older james as happier and less detached than previous biographies.
The Mature Master
by Sheldon M. Novick
$35.00 List Price
On January 23, 1895, after the withdrawal of his Guy Domville to make way for a new play by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, Henry James seemed to be determined that his failure in public would result in the creation of immortal work. He confided to his notebook: "I take up my old pen again––the pen of all my old unforgettable efforts and sacred struggles. To myself––today––I need say no more.
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