First American Edition of Henry James' Collection of five Novellas; including The Author of Beltraffio, Pandora, and Four meetings

  • The Author of Beltraffio.

The Author of Beltraffio.


Item Number: 86554

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1885.

First edition of this collection of James novellas. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition. A nice example.



Henry James was particularly interested in the short narrative form of fiction and produced dozens of what he called the "beautiful and blest nouvelle". Originally published in English Illustrated Magazine in 1884, The Author of Beltraffio is the macabre account of the demise of an isolated and troubled English family told through the eyes of a somewhat naive American narrator.

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