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An edition of The awkward age (1899)

The awkward age

a novel

  • 3.00 ·
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Nanda Brookenham is 'coming out' in London society. Thrust suddenly into the vicious, immoral circle that has gathered round her mother, she even finds herself in competition with Mrs Brookenham for the affection of the man she admires. Light and ironic in its touch, The Awkward Age nevertheless analyzes the English character with great subtlety.
The Awkward Age, which has been much praised for its natural dialogue and the delicacy of feeling it conveys, exemplifies Conrad's remark that James 'is never in deep gloom or in violent sunshine. But he feels deeply and vividly every delicate shade.'

first published as a serial in Harper's Weekly in 1898-1899 and then as a book later in 1899. Originally conceived as a brief, light story about the complications created in her family's social set by a young girl coming of age, the novel expanded into a general treatment of decadence and corruption in English fin de siècle life. James presents the novel almost entirely in dialogue, an experiment that adds to the immediacy of the scenes but also creates serious ambiguities about characters and their motives.

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Cover of: The awkward age
The awkward age
1996, Wordsworth American Library
in English
Cover of: The awkward age
The awkward age
1993, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
in English
Cover of: The Awkward Age (Penguin Classics)
The Awkward Age (Penguin Classics)
October 6, 1987, Penguin Classics
in English
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The awkward age
1922, Macmillan
Cover of: The awkward age.
The awkward age.
1908, Scribner
in English
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The awkward age
1908, Scribner's
- New York ed.
Cover of: The awkward age
The awkward age
1899, W. Heinemann
in English
Cover of: The awkward age
The awkward age: a novel.
1899, Harper & Brothers Publishers
in English
Cover of: The awkward age
The awkward age
1899, W. Heinemann
in English
Cover of: The awkward age

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Classifications

Library of Congress
PS2116 A86 1899

The Physical Object

Pagination
456 p.

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OL7055976M
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