New York London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. Cloth. Small 8vo, publisher's original black cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with inset B&W portrait of Henry James' head after a photograph by Alice Boughton, xli + 348 pages. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #4625
"A great author not only explains his art and technique but makes clear the whole art and philosophy of fiction."--from the jacket.
Henry James OM (1843 – 1916) was an American-British author who was a key figure between literary realism and modernism. Many consider James to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.
Among his most highly regarded novels are The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Bostonians (1886), The Ambassadors and The Wings of the Dove (1903 & 1902). From European authors, James received confirmation of his view that a novelist ought not worry overly about “story," but that by focusing more on character and human relationships, he would best recreate the life experience of his protagonist.
Condition: Solid, clean cloth whose pages have unform age-toning. Very Scarce in the original pictorial dust jacket, here not price-clipped but with light soil,some fading, and a 1/2" chip on the top front panel and slight losses to the head and foot of the dj's spine.