First Edition of Henry James' The Outcry

  • The Outcry.

The Outcry.


Item Number: 80037

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911.

First American edition, published simultaneously with the British edition of James’ final novel. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition, bookplate. A very sharp example.

The Outcry, Henry James's final novel, is an effervescent comedy of money and manners. The storyline concerns the buying up of Britain's art treasures by wealthy Americans. "The subject...has been handled with ingenuity, not without humor, with a fine effect of sharpness and perspicacity. That is Mr. James’s way. There are many fine phrases, crisply expressive, admirable flashes" (The New York Times).

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