The narrator speculates upon the relationships between house guests at a weekend party. John Lyon's introduction discusses how the story grew away from James, becoming a curiously intimate revelation of his interests and methods. Notes and textual revisions are also included.
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One of Henry James's most mesmerizing and unusual novels, The Sacred Fount ( 1901) has for its scene a weekend party at the great English country house Newmarch. Here James leads the reader down a bizarre garden path. The Sacred Fount--his only novel to employ a first-person narrator--places us in the hands of an obsessive novelist ( never named and never described, but perhaps familiar), who detects alarming changes in his acquaintances.About the Author:
'I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them. 'Henry James (1843 - 1916), an American - born writer, was among the originators and leaders of the school of realism in fiction. He lived for a long time in England, and his major novels portray the American encounter with Europe. A prolific writer, James wrote novels, travelogues, biographies, short stories, criticism, and plays. He presented personal relationships, morality, consciousness, and perception as the major issues.
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Descrizione libro Penguin Classics, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110140433503
Descrizione libro Penguin Classics, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0140433503