New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1953. New American Edition / Everyman's Library. Cloth. 12mo (5" x 7 1/4"), gray cloth with red labels & gold lettering on spine and front cover, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (price-clipped) depicting portrait bust sculpture of James, pictorial tan Everyman's Library decorative endpapers, xxiv, [xxv-xxvi] + 609 pages. Very Good / Good +. Item #5489
Contains generous excerpts from 8 major works by Henry James, plus additional material the prominent expert, Leon Edel, has culled from James' other writings.
Joseph Leon Edel (1907 – 1997) was a North American literary critic and biographer. The Encyclopædia Britannica calls Edel "the foremost 20th-century authority on the life and works of Henry James." His work on James won him both a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
VERY GOOD/GOOD PLUS CONDITION: tight, clean, with light and uniform age-tanning. Dust jacket has light soil and wear with chips to the mid-top of the dust jacket (price-clipped) and edges. Rear dj flap cropped. No remainder marks. See also A96 & A97 in Edel and Laurence, eds., Henry James (SOHO Bibliographies).
Henry James, OM (1843 – 1916) was an American-turned-British author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.
He is best known for a number of novels dealing with the social and marital interplay between emigre Americans, English people, and continental Europeans. THE IVORY TOWER (1917) is an unfinished novel by James, posthumously published in 1917. The novel is a brooding story of Gilded Age America in which enormous wealth and betrayal of trust are major themes. James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912 and 1916.