About the Book

Travels with Henry James

Travels with Henry James

1st Edition
October 2016
Not Yet Published
Hardcover · 272 Pages
$19.99 U.S. · $25.99 CAN · £13.99 U.K. · €15.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781568585772
Nation Books
 

Description

“A friend of mine, an American, was once asked to mention the two features of English life which had made most impression on him. He hesitated a moment, and then said, ‘The dogs and the children.’ The children apart, it is worth coming to Scotland simply to encounter the very flower of the canine race—the beautiful silken-eared animal that follow in the train of the happy Englishmen who have hired a moor at a thousand pounds for six weeks’ grouse-shooting. England is certainly the paradise of dogs, nowhere are they better appreciated and understood. But Scotland is their seventh heaven.” Chock full of charm, wit, and biting criticism, this new collection of travel essays by Henry James will reintroduce the novelist as a formidable travel companion—whether for a trip from Lake George to Burlington, an evening at the theater in London, or an afternoon visit to an art exhibit in Paris. From the town of Saratoga in upstate New York to the city of Ravenna in Italy, James will surprise and delight readers with his insights into places they thought were familiar and suddenly make them feel nostalgic for places they’ve never been.

About the Authors

Henry James (1843–1916) is the author of such classic novels as The Portrait of a Lady, The Turn of the Screw, Daisy Miller, The Golden Bowl, and Washington Square.