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The Ivory Tower

The Ivory Tower

Paperback

Series: New York Review Books Classics

Classic Fiction

Publisher Price: $16.95

ISBN10: 1590170784
ISBN13: 9781590170786
Publisher: New York Review Of Books
Published: Feb 29 2004
Pages: 266
Weight: 0.70
Height: 0.80 Width: 5.00 Depth: 7.90
Language: English
In 1914, Henry James began work on a major novel about the immense new fortunes of America's Gilded Age. After an absence of more than twenty years, James had returned for a visit to his native country; what he found there filled him with profound dismay. In The Ivory Tower, his last book, the characteristic pattern underlying so much of his fiction--in which American innocence is transformed by its encounter with European experience--receives a new twist: raised abroad, the hero comes home to America to confront, as James puts it, the black and merciless things that are behind the great possessions.

James died in 1916 with the first three books of The Ivory Tower completed. He also left behind a treatment, in which he charted the further progress of his story. This fascinating scenario, one of only two to survive among James's papers, is also published here together with a striking critical essay by Ezra Pound.

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