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The Bostonians: a novel. 52 editions

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

First published in 1886, The Bostonians is one of James' wittiest social satires. It begins with the arrival in Boston of Basil Ransom, in search of a career. The book turns on the relationship between Ransom, a conservative civil war veteran, his feminist cousin Olive Chancellor, and Verena Tarrant, a newcomer to their circle whose affections are sought by both Olive and Basil.James' ambivalence towards the reformist movement is made plain in this novel, which is crowded with eccentric and colourful characters. The narrative moves us in turns to sneer at the Boston reformers and to sympathise with Olive as she struggles to keep the reformist flame burning in her protege's heart.

52 editions First published in 1886

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1886, Macmillan and Co.
The Bostonians
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1886, Macmillan
The Bostonians
in English
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1886, Macmillan
The Bostonians
in English
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1886, Macmillan and co.
The Bostonians
in English
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1886, Macmillan
The Bostonians
in English
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1886, Macmillan
The Bostonians
in English
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1921, Macmillan
The Bostonians
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1921, Macmillan
The Bostonians
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1945, Dial Press
The Bostonians
in English
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1948, Sidgwick and Jackson
The Bostonians.
in English
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1948, Sidgwick & Jackson
The Bostonians
in English
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1952, John Lehmann
The Bostonians
in English
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1952, J. Lehmann
The Bostonians
in English
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1952, Lehmann
The Bostonians
in English
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1956, Modern Library
The Bostonians
in English
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1956, Modern Library
The Bostonians.
in English
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1956, Modern Library
The Bostonians
in English
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1956, Random House
The Bostonians
in English
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1956, Modern Library
The Bostonians
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September 1, 1964, McGraw-Hill Companies
The Bostonians
Paperback in English
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1966, Penguin
The Bostonians
in English
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1966, Penguin
The Bostonians.
in English
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1967, Bodley Head
The Bostonians
in English
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1969, Penguin
The Bostonians.
in English
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June 30, 1974, Penguin (Non-Classics)
The Bostonians (Modern Classics)
Paperback in English - Mti Rei edition
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1974, Crowell
The Bostonians
in English
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June 30, 1974, Penguin (Non-Classics)
The Bostonians (Modern Classics)
in English
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1975, Bobbs-Merrill
The Bostonians.
in English - [1st ed.]
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1976, Bobbs-Merrill
The Bostonians
in English
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January 2, 1980, Signet Classics
The Bostonians (Signet Books)
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1984, Oxford University Press
The Bostonians
in English
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1986, Penguin Books, Viking Penguin
The Bostonians
in English
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1991, Vintage Books/the Library of America
The Bostonians
in English - 1st Vintage Books/the Library of America ed.
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January 1, 1991, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
The Bostonians (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
Audio Cassette in English
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1992, A. Knopf, Distributed by Random House
The Bostonians
in English
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1992, Everyman's library
The Bostonians
in English
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1994, J. M. Dent
The Bostonians
in English
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1994, Everyman
The Bostonians
in English
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May 29, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
The Bostonians (Oxford World's Classics)
in English
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October 1999, Tandem Library
Bostonians
School & Library Binding in English
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May 1999, North Books
The Bostonians
Hardcover in English
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October 2000, North Books
The Bostonians
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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2000, Penguin Books
The Bostonians
in English
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May 28, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
The Bostonians
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Bostonians (World's Classics)
February 2002, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
The Bostonians (World's Classics)
Turtleback in English
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2003, Modern Library
The Bostonians
in English - Modern Library pbk. ed.
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2004, NuVision Publications
The Bostonians
E-book in English
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April 20, 2007, Dodo Press
The Bostonians (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
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January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
The Bostonians
Paperback in English
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2009, Oxford University Press
The Bostonians
in English
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2009, Oxford University Press
The Bostonians
in English
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2009, The Floating Press
The Bostonians
E-book in English

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