First Edition of Henry James' Notes on Novelists with some other notes

  • Notes on Novelists with Some Other Notes.
  • Notes on Novelists with Some Other Notes.

Notes on Novelists with Some Other Notes.

$45.00

Item Number: 81055

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914.

First edition of James’ collection of essays of literary criticism spanning the course of two decades. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In very good condition.

 

Published two years before James' death, Notes on Novelists is a compilation of essays written over the preceding two decades on English, American, French and Italian authors. Chapters include criticisms of Robert Louis Stevenson, Emile Zola, Gustave Flaubert, and Honore de Balzac. The book also includes the controversial essay The New Novel, 1914 in which James passed harsh judgement on many of his contemporaries. 

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