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The Awkward Age  : Penguin Classics - Henry James

The Awkward Age

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 28th May 1987
ISBN: 9780140432978
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Making her debut in London society, Nanda Brookenham is being groomed for the marriage market. Thrust suddenly into the superficial and immoral circle that surrounds her mother, the innocent but independent-minded young woman even finds herself in competition with Mrs Brookenham for the affection of the man she admires. Only an elderly bachelor, Mr Longdon, is immune to this world of greed and scheming, and determines to rescue Nanda from its corrupting influences out of loyalty to the deep love he once felt for her grandmother. In "The Awkward Age" (1899), Henry James explores the English character, and the clash between old and new money with a light and subtly ironic touch to create a devastating critique of society and its machinations.

About the Author

Born in New York of Irish and Scottish ancestry and educated in New York, London and Paris, Henry James is best known for his cosmopolitan and often haunting portraits of European and American life. He was also a prolific writer of literary criticism and shorter fiction. James settled in England in 1876, where he spent most of the rest of his life and completed his best-known work.

The Awkward Agep. i
Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xxii
Bibliographyp. xxiii
Chronology of Henry Jamesp. xxv
Prefacep. xxix
Lady Juliap. 1
Little Aggiep. 25
Mr Longdonp. 79
Mr Cashmorep. 104
The Duchessp. 134
Mrs Brookp. 186
Mitchyp. 223
Tishy Grendonp. 256
Vanderbankp. 293
Nandap. 329
Explanatory Notesp. 367
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ISBN: 9780140432978
ISBN-10: 0140432973
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28th May 1987
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 14.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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