Henry James by Fred Kaplan
The Imagination of Genius, A Biography

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A stunning biography of the magisterial author behind The Portrait of a Lady and The Ambassadors
Henry James
is an absorbing portrait of one of the most complex and influential nineteenth-century American writers. Fred Kaplan examines James’s brilliant and troubled family—from his brother, a famous psychologist, to his sister, who fought with mental illness—and charts its influence on the development of the artist and his work. The biography includes a fascinating account of James’s life as an American expatriate in Europe, and his friendships with Edith Wharton and Joseph Conrad. Compressing a wealth of research into one engrossing and richly detailed volume, Henry James is a compelling exploration of its subject.

About Fred Kaplan

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Fred Kaplan teaches at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. He is the editor of The Essential Gore Vidal and the author of the biographies Henry James, Dickens, and Thomas Carlyle, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Kaplan lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published April 23, 2013 by Open Road Media. 620 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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