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The Ivory Tower

James, Henry, 1843-1916 (Book - 2004 )
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"In 1914, Henry James began work on a major novel about the immense new fortunes of America's Gilded Age. After an absence of more than twenty years, James had returned for a visit to his native country; what he found there filled him with profound dismay. In The Ivory Tower, his last book, the characteristic pattern underlying so much of his fiction - in which American "innocence" is transformed by its encounter with European "experience"--Receives a new twist: raised abroad, the hero comes home to America to confront, as James puts it, "the black and merciless things that are behind the great possessions." "James died in 1916 with the first three books of The Ivory Tower completed. He also left behind a "treatment," in which he charted the further progress of his story. This fascinating scenario, one of only two to survive among James's papers, is also published here together with a striking critical essay by Ezra Pound."--Jacket.
Authors: James, Henry, 1843-1916
Statement of Responsibility: Henry James ; introduction by Alan Hollinghurst ; with an essay by Ezra Pound
Title: The ivory tower
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2004
Characteristics: xx, 266 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Summary: "In 1914, Henry James began work on a major novel about the immense new fortunes of America's Gilded Age. After an absence of more than twenty years, James had returned for a visit to his native country; what he found there filled him with profound dismay. In The Ivory Tower, his last book, the characteristic pattern underlying so much of his fiction - in which American "innocence" is transformed by its encounter with European "experience"--Receives a new twist: raised abroad, the hero comes home to America to confront, as James puts it, "the black and merciless things that are behind the great possessions." "James died in 1916 with the first three books of The Ivory Tower completed. He also left behind a "treatment," in which he charted the further progress of his story. This fascinating scenario, one of only two to survive among James's papers, is also published here together with a striking critical essay by Ezra Pound."--Jacket.
Subject Headings: Rich people Fiction Inheritance and succession Fiction Capitalists and financiers Fiction Young adults Fiction Newport (R.I.) Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Rich people
Inheritance and succession
Capitalists and financiers
Young adults
Additional Contributors: Hollinghurst, Alan
LCCN: 2003024622
ISBN: 1590170784
9781590170786
Branch Call Number: FIC J
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