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August 18, 2014 | History

The awkward age 53 editions

Cover of: The awkward age by Henry James, Jr.
About the Book

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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53 editions First published in 1899

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Publish date unknown, Heinemann
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Publish date unknown, Universal Sales Marketing
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Unknown Binding
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1899, Hamilton
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1899, W. Heinemann
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1899, Macmillan
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1899, Harper & Brothers Publishers
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1899, W. Heinemann
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1899, Harper
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1899, Harper
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1908, Scribner
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1908, Scribner's
The awkward age
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June 1908, A. M. Kelley
The Awkward Age
Hardcover in English
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1922, Macmillan
The awkward age
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1922, Macmillan
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1930, Macmillan and Co., Limited
The awkward age
in English - [New complete ed., Pocket ed.]
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1936, Scribner
The awkward age
in English - New York ed
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1948, H. Hamilton
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1949, Pantheon Books
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1963, Scribner
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1966, Penguin Books
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1966, Penguin Books
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1967, Bodley Head
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1969, W.W. Norton
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in English
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January 1, 1969, Norton*(ww Norton Co
Awkward Age
Paperback
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1970, A.M. Kelly
The awkward age
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July 30, 1974, Penguin (Non-Classics)
The Awkward Age (Modern Classics)
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July 30, 1974, Penguin (Non-Classics)
The Awkward Age (Modern Classics)
Paperback - New Impression edition
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1979, A. M. Kelly
The awkward age
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September 6, 1984, Oxford University Press, USA
The Awkward Age (World's Classics)
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October 6, 1987, Penguin Classics
The Awkward Age (Penguin Classics)
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1987, Penguin Books, 1987.
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1993, Everyman's Library
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1993, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
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1996, Wordsworth American Library
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July 2003, IndyPublish.com
The Awkward Age
Hardcover in English
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September 1, 2003, Wildside Press
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July 2003, IndyPublish.com
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August 1, 2003, Wildside Press
The Awkward Age
Hardcover in English
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April 30, 2003, Oxford University Press, USA
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in English
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April 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
The Awkward Age
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December 2005, North Books
The Awkward Age
Hardcover in English
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December 2005, North Books
The Awkward Age
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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September 27, 2006, BiblioBazaar
The Awkward Age
Paperback in English
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September 27, 2006, BiblioBazaar
The Awkward Age (Large Print Edition)
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April 20, 2007, Dodo Press
The Awkward Age (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
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June 15, 2007, 1st World Library - Literary Society
The Awkward Age
Hardcover in English
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July 15, 2007, 1st World Library - Literary Society
The Awkward Age
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July 25, 2007, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
The Awkward Age
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2009, Oxford University Press
The awkward age
in English
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2009, Penguin Group UK
The Awkward Age
Electronic resource in English
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2009, Oxford University Press
The awkward age
in English

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