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Item #BB1733 The Europeans. A Sketch. Henry JAMES.
The Europeans. A Sketch
The Europeans. A Sketch

The Europeans. A Sketch

Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879 [but 1878]. First Printing. Hardcover. First American Edition, published less than one month after the London edition, one of only 1500 copies. 8vo: [2],281,[1]pp. Publisher's dark green finely woven dotted-line-grain cloth (Kelly green and terra-cotta were also used, no priority known) over beveled boards, spine stamped in gilt, covers framed in blind, chocolate-brown coated end papers. An exceptionally Fine example, square, tight, and probably unread. BAL10537. Edel & Laurence A7b. Supino 7.6.0. Fine. Item #BB1733

The Europeans first appeared as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly for July–October 1878, after which James made numerous minor revisions for the first book publication. "The Europeans is the last work of Henry James's early period. . . . [showcasing] the cultural differences and engagements between the Old World, as it was fading into eventual democracies, and the New World, as it was poised to take a prime spot on the world stage. . . The Europeans received (and still receives) mixed reviews as to its quality compared to the rest of James’s works. He himself called it “shallow,” in response to his brother, William’s, judgment. Yet many critics and readers view it as the finest of his works, showing the interweaving of cultural themes" that predominate his later writings. (enotes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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