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The Coxon Fund (Art of the Novella)

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The greater the windbag the greater the calamity.

Henry James examines one of his favorite topics—the artist’s place in society—by profiling a “genius” who just can’t seem to support himself. A dazzling intellectual and brilliant speaker, Mr. Saltram has become the most sought-after houseguest in England. But, as his intellectual labors slacken, it beomes harder and harder to get him to leave.

A wry, edgy comedy about the fine line between making art...and freeloading. The Coxon Fund shows off a gift that is rarely appreciated about Henry James: he can be wickedly funny.

The Art of The Novella Series

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

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THE ART OF THE NOVELLA

Henry James examines one of his favorite topics-the artist's place in society-by profiling a "genius" who just can't seem to support himself. A dazzling intellectual and brilliant speaker, Mr. Saltram has become the most sought-after houseguest in England. But, as his intellectual labors slacken, it becomes harder and harder to get him to leave.

A wry, edgy comedy about the fine line between making art and freeloading, The Coxon Fund shows off a gift that is rarely appreciated about Henry James: he can be wickedly funny.

Synopsis:

The first stand-alone edition of this lesser-known novella from the master of the form is a wry comedy about the fine line between making art and freeloading. Henry James examines one of his favorite topics-the artist's place in society-by profiling a "genius"who just can't seem to support himself. A dazzling intellectual and brilliant speaker, Mr. Saltram has become the most sought-after houseguest in England. As the society ladies compete to see who can host him more lavishly, Saltram warms to the many comforts of English country house living. And, as his intellectual labors slacken, it becomes harder and harder to get him to leave.

About the Author

Henry James was born in New York City in 1843, the son of theologian Henry James, Sr., and brother of philosopher William James. He entered Harvard Law School at nineteen but soon quit to write and travel in Europe – to Paris, for example, where he met Flaubert, Turgenev, George Eliot, and Zola. Settling in London in 1876, he gained international fame with Daisy Miller, which scandalized Victorian society and sold thousands of copies. Never again would he equal its popularity, but his increasingly sophisticated and meticulously observed works, such as The Golden Bowl,  The Wings of A Dove and The Ambassadors, established him as the first master of psychological fiction. He died in England in 1916.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933633428
Author:
James, Henry
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Author:
nry
Author:
James, H.E.
Author:
Various
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Art of the Novella
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.02x5.02x.38 in. .28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , THE ART OF THE NOVELLA

Henry James examines one of his favorite topics-the artist's place in society-by profiling a "genius" who just can't seem to support himself. A dazzling intellectual and brilliant speaker, Mr. Saltram has become the most sought-after houseguest in England. But, as his intellectual labors slacken, it becomes harder and harder to get him to leave.

A wry, edgy comedy about the fine line between making art and freeloading, The Coxon Fund shows off a gift that is rarely appreciated about Henry James: he can be wickedly funny.

"Synopsis" by , The first stand-alone edition of this lesser-known novella from the master of the form is a wry comedy about the fine line between making art and freeloading. Henry James examines one of his favorite topics-the artist's place in society-by profiling a "genius"who just can't seem to support himself. A dazzling intellectual and brilliant speaker, Mr. Saltram has become the most sought-after houseguest in England. As the society ladies compete to see who can host him more lavishly, Saltram warms to the many comforts of English country house living. And, as his intellectual labors slacken, it becomes harder and harder to get him to leave.
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