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Publisher Comments:

This brilliant satire of the women's rights movement in America is the story of the ravishing inspirational speaker Verena Tarrant and the bitter struggle between two distant cousins who seek to control her. Will the privileged Boston feminist Olive Chancellor succeed in turning her beloved ward into a celebrated activist and lifetime companion? Or will Basil Ransom, a conservative southern lawyer, steal Verena's heart and remove her from the limelight?

"The Bostonians has a vigor and blithe wit found nowhere else in James," writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction. "It is about idealism in a democracy that is still recovering from a civil war bitterly fought for social ideals...[written] with a ferocious, precise, detailed — and wildly comic — realism."

Review:

"As devastating in its wit as it is sharp in its social critique of sexual politics. No writer in America had dared the subject before. No one has done it so well since." The New Republic

Synopsis:

Henry James' celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes so directly to the heart of sexual politics that it speaks to us with a voice as fresh and as vital as when the book was first published in 1882. Majestic in its movement, rich and sympathetic in its ironies, The Bostonians is the work of a master psychologist at the top of his form.

About the Author

A. S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and reviewer. Her novels include the Booker Prize-winning Possession, and the quartet The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower, and A Whistling Woman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812969962
Author:
James, Henry
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
BYATT, A.S.
Introduction:
BYATT, A.S.
Author:
BYATT, A.S.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Chemistry - Analytic
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
Cousins
Subject:
Triangles
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
working paper #44
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.15 x 1 in 0.75 lb

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Product details 496 pages Modern Library - English 9780812969962 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As devastating in its wit as it is sharp in its social critique of sexual politics. No writer in America had dared the subject before. No one has done it so well since."
"Synopsis" by , Henry James' celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes so directly to the heart of sexual politics that it speaks to us with a voice as fresh and as vital as when the book was first published in 1882. Majestic in its movement, rich and sympathetic in its ironies, The Bostonians is the work of a master psychologist at the top of his form.
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