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  • Author:
    Henry James
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    0060830867
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060830861
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    Joanna Cotler Books
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The Princess Casamassima is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1885 and 1886 and then as a book in 1886.

The Princess Casamassima is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1885 and 1886 and then as a book in 1886. It is the story of an intelligent but confused young London bookbinder, Hyacinth Robinson, who becomes involved in radical politics and a terrorist assassination plot. The book is unusual in the Jamesian canon for dealing with such a violent political subject.

The princess casamassima In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875)

The princess casamassima. HENRY JAMES was born in 1843 in Washington Place, New York, of Scottish and Irish ancestry. His father was a prominent theologian and philosopher, and his elder brother, William, is also famous as a philosopher. In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875). They include The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl.

Home Henry James The Princess Casamassima (Classics). The old lady shuffled away, in spite of Mr Vetch’s renewed apologies, and the Princess stood before the fire, watching her companions, while he opened the door. She goes away, she comes back; it doesn’t matter. The Princess Casamassima (Classics), . 3. She thinks it’s a bad house, but she knows it would be worse without her.

The secret society is a tempting subject of novelists, but, like other tempting subjects, it has proved a very dangerous one for them to handle. To mention no one else, Mr William Black tried it in Sunrise with - let us say not with success; and perhaps there is no living novelist of repute whom most readers would less expect to treat it with success than Mr Henry James

The Princess Casamassima (Paperback). Published January 29th 1987 by Penguin Classics. Paperback, 608 pages.

That this book itself is a classic is a given. The likely OCR'd text is frequently mistranscribed or spotted with arbitrary punctuation; proper names exchange letters at random (such that Rosy is oftener "Posey" or . osy")

Henry James, Patricia Crick. Soon after this he meets the beautiful Princess Casamassima.

Henry James, Patricia Crick. Henry James conceived the character of Hyacinth Robinson?his 'little presumptuous adventurer with his combination of intrinsic fineness and fortuitous adversity'?while walking the streets of London. Captivated by her world of wealth and nobility, art and beauty, Hyacinth loses faith in radicalism, 'the beastly cause'.

About The Princess Casamassima. Henry James conceived the character of Hyacinth Robinson-his ‘little presumptuous adventurer with his combination of intrinsic fineness and fortuitous adversity’-while walking the streets of London. Brought up in poverty, Hyacinth has nevertheless developed aesthetic tastes that heighten his awareness of the sordid misery around him. He is drawn into the secret world of revolutionary politics and, in a moment of fervour, makes a vow that he will assassinate a major political figure. Soon after this he meets the beautiful Princess Casamassima

Henry James () was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism

Henry James () was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism. amp;171;The Princess Casamassima&187; is the wonderful story of an intelligent but confused young London bookbinder, Hyacinth Robinson, who becomes involved in radical politics and a terrorist assassination plot. Производитель: "T8RUGRAM". Henry James () was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism.

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This is the story of a princess who wants to be a revolutionary, a revolutionary who wants to be a nobleman, and a brilliant novelist who quite loses his way by trying his hand at something he is not really very good at. The princess of the title is estranged from her princely husband, an Italian nobleman, and she has all the beauty and brains of a classic James heroine—more really. But she has a fascination for the teeming underclass of Victorian Britain and the seething politics and class unrest that threatened revolution on all sides in that turbulent era. The hero is Hyacinth Robinson, the illegitimate son of a British nobleman and the French woman who murdered him in a passion; he is a bookbinder by profession, a gentleman by blood, and someone who comes to dabble in revolutionary circles, and eventually agrees to be the instrument of a bloody assassination attempt.

The story could seem seriously dated and improbable, but only if you forget how really terrifying the anarchists of that time were. They were that era’s terrorists, and they struck with great violence and cruelty. Crude bomb-makers blew themselves up in crowded trains and cozy cafes in Paris, crackpots from obscure political sects took potshots at crowned heads and political figures. And more victims fell than just the Archduke and Archduchess of Austria at Sarajevo. William McKinley, the U.S. president, was assassinated, as was an Austrian empress, a French president, an Italian king and a Spanish prime minister. The crimes were vicious, shocking, and deadly, just like today. And they fascinated and appalled the aristocracy.

This novel is James’ attempt to give them a thrilling glimpse into this murky world and to depart from his usual haunt of the drawing rooms and ballrooms of the rich and privileged. In this he was ill-advised and he should have stuck with the subjects and the class that he knew so well. This is an attempt to give a Dickensian peep into the seedy underworld of the London poor and the politicians and terrorists that were stirring the pot of civil unrest there, and James simply does not pull it off very well. The great central plot device of the novel—the impending assassination attempt—hangs over the novel for 600 pages, but in the end it is what the English call a damp squib, a firework that fails to go off. And 600 pages of that is far too much, leaving one feeling like the Emperor Joseph II, who supposedly said to Mozart on hearing “The Abduction from the Seraglio” for the first time: “That is too fine for my ears–there are too many notes!” There are too many words in this novel for the scant plot it seeks to advance, the characterizations of working class people are neither convincing nor sympathetic, and are not even particularly interesting. James should have left this world to Dickens and stuck to the world he knew so well and which adorns his other, much better, novels.
Fecage
Though throughly written in James' style and prose, the persistent concerns and references to the socially oppressed classes gives the reader the sense that Dickens watched over the writing.
Perongafa
This story reads like a song. Triumphant in places, elegiac in others, the prose evidencing a compelling psychological portrait of Hyacinth Robinson and all he has become mixed up in. Wonderful.
Falya
This is a great book but I was annoyed that the reprint job, apparently made by photographing an earlier edition page by page, was so poorly handled. Parts of several pages were illegible and why do we have to see UC library's sign out sheet?
Grari
That this book itself is a classic is a given. Yet while digital collections of the "complete" Henry James abound, for some reason 'The Princess' is unusually hard to come by. Unfortunately the edition that Amazon does have available, and the one reviewed here, is an eminently poor copy. The likely OCR'd text is frequently mistranscribed or spotted with arbitrary punctuation; proper names exchange letters at random (such that Rosy is oftener "Posey" or ".Posy"). This alone wouldn't be enough to mar the experience, except that roughly half of the last chapter of Book I is truncated mid-sentence. Given how much these serial novels rely on the budding suspense between sections, the omission is plainly unacceptable. I thus could not recommend this edition for any purpose until corrected.
Swiang
The print quality of this book was terrible. There were entire passages that were unreadable due to incompletely formed letters or missing words. I returned the book and received a replacement that had the same problems.
Cetnan
The OCR scanning is very poor. Many mistakes on every page render this book essentially unreadable. Publishers, maybe you could pay a few English majors 10 bucks an hour or so to type the book up....? I'd rather pay a few dollars more for something readable!!!
The cover is a little broken.