Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Correspondence of Henry James and Henry Adams, 1877-1914 edited by George Monteiro

Henry Brooks Adams is considered the more educated of this pair, his family more affluent and prominent (yes, *the* (political) Adams family)…and his letters are certainly not dull, but it is Henry James who endears himself to the reader with his ebullient enthusiasm for this friendship and those of their shared acquaintances . His touching sentiments are conveyed with the same flare, style and care he poured into his published works. Nicely compiled; the book commences with a chronological outline of both men’s lives, followed by an introduction familiarizing us with relations and 36 letters, predominantly written by James. Illustrations, a list of letters thought to have once existed due to references in the extant, a bibliography and an index complete the package.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS2123 .A42 1992
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Tracie Hall, Librarian, Law Library
Rating: Recommended

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