Synopses & Reviews
tells the story of Basil Ransom, a bemused and handsome lawyer from the American South who battles with the earnest feminists of Boston for the soul of the beautiful Verena Tarrant, whom he hopes to marry - and whom they hope to recruit to their cause.
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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About the Author
Christopher Butler is a Student of Christ Church, Oxford, and author of After the Wake, and Interpretation, Deconstruction and Ideology.Christopher Butler is a Student of Christ Church, Oxford, and author of After the Wake, and Interpretation, Deconstruction and Ideology.