Italian Hours

Italian Hours

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"Italian Hours" is a travel book written by Henry James trough several years of exploration of Italy. James loved very much Venice, Rome, Ravenna and many other Tuscany cities. This collection of his experience as a forty-year traveler in Italy was published in 1909 in London by William Heineman. Henry James (1843-1916), who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912 and 1916, was american but he spent the most of his career in Britain. He is still one of the most important writers of the 19th-century. This book contains a special note on Henry James by Joseph Conrad (Henry James. An appreciation, 1905) and a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. Chapters: Preface Italian Hours Venice The Grand Canal Venice: an early impression Two old houses and three young women Casa Alvisi From Chambery to Milan The old Saint-Gothard leaves from a note-book Italy Revisited A Roman Holiday Roman Rides Roman Neighbourhoods The After-season in Rome From a Roman Note-book A few other Roman Neighbourhoods A Chain of Cities Siena early and late The Autumn in Florence Florentine Notes Tuscan Cities Other Tuscan Cities Ravenna The Saint's Afternoon and others Henry James. An Appreciation Bibliography"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 431g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514363925
  • 9781514363928

About Henry James

Henry James, OM (15 April 1843 - 28 February 1916) was an American-English writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James. James alternated between America and Europe for the first 20 years of his life; eventually he settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allows him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.
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