The Bostonians

The Bostonians

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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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  • Electronic book text
  • Penguin Books Ltd (Digital)
  • E-Classics
  • United Kingdom
  • 0141882603
  • 9780141882604

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, including 'The Portrait of a Lady' (1881) and 'The Wings of the Dove' (1902). John Lyon is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Bristol. He has published on the novel and contemporary poetry and edited 'The Sacred Fount' for Penguin.
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