The Bostonians

The Bostonians

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Description

Published in 1886, The Bostonians begins with the arrival in Boston of Basil Ransom, a young Mississippi lawyer in search of a career. Through his cousin, Olive Chancellor, Ransom comes to meet Verena, the beautiful daughter of a charlatan faith-healer and showman. When they hear Verena talk, Olive hopes to win the girl over to the feminist cause, Ransom is attracted to her looks, and a battle for possession of the girl begins.
With its discussion of the situation of women and its uncompromising depiction of the city and the media, THE BOSTONIANS is a modern novel which is immediately accessible and relevant today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 326g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • notes, further reading, appendices
  • 0140437665
  • 9780140437669
  • 106,999

Review quote

"As devastating in its wit as it is sharp in its social critique of sexual politics. No writer in America had dared the subject before. No one has done it so well since." --The New Republic
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About Henry James

Henry James (1843-1916) was born in New York and settled in Europe in 1875. He was a regular contributor of reviews, critical essays, and short stories to American periodicals. He is best known for his many novels of American and European character.
Richard Lansdown is a Lecturer in English at James Cook University in Queensland Australia.
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6,432 ratings
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