The American Scene.

First Edition of James' Controversial Commentary on the social environment of turn-of-the-century-america: The American Scene

The American Scene.

JAMES, Henry.

$100.00

Item Number: 80105

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907.

First American edition of James’ account of his trip throughout the United States between 1904 and 1905. Original blue cloth, gilt tooling to the front panel and spine. In very good condition. A nice example.

The American Scene is undoubtedly the most controversial and critically discussed of James' travel books for its sharp attack on what James saw as the rampant materialism and frayed social structure of turn-of-the-century America. Covering James' travels throughout the country, the book still has relevance to a number topics which affect the current sociopolitical environment including immigration policy, environmental protection, economic growth, and racial tensions.

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