Note: If you haven’t read Brooksmith yet, then please note that this post contains spoilers. *** The first Henry James tale I’ve ever read was. Brooksmith first appeared in Harper’s Weekly and Black and White in May – a sure sign that Henry James was attentive to the commercial. Henry James is one of those authors I’ve heard plenty about but never attempted (although Wings of the Dove is on my TBR). As I’ve done in.
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A middle-period short story by Henry James about the enthusiasms and decay of an intellectually curious servant. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Jun 26, karen rated it it was amazing. I was deeply touched by this story about an intellectually curious servant. As brooksmkth the Series, this short story provided a sad realism to lives that were separated by class in society and the inability of the lower classes to advance in society.
Mar 12, Graychin rated it liked it. In the garden hengy society, some are showy flowers, some noble towering trees, and some shade-giving vines. This is a dated but effective portrait of an intellectually curious member of the serving class.
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He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.
James insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in brooksith their view of the world, as French authors were. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue brookzmith unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century.
An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success.
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