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The Bostonians : a novel

A great novel about sex and conflict on various levels, the only one in the Jamesian canon. A feminist and a southern gentleman compete for the possession of a gifted young woman.

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  • "A great novel about sex and conflict on various levels, the only one in the Jamesian canon. A feminist and a southern gentleman compete for the possession of a gifted young woman."@en
  • "The story of the ravishing inspirational speaker Verena Tarrant and the bitter struggle between two distant cousins who seek to control her."@en
  • "Een feministe uit het 19e eeuwse Boston en haar neef uit het zuiden strijden om de gunsten van een mooie vrouw."
  • "Viewed from Mt. Vernon Street, the problem of life was as simple as it was classic, Politics offered no difficulties, for there the moral law was a sure guide. Social perfection was also sure, because human nature worked for good, and three instruments were all she asked Suffrage, Common Schools, and Press. On these points doubt was forbidden. Education was divine, and man needed only a correct knowledge of fact to reach perfection."@en
  • "Viewed from Mt. Vernon Street, the problem of life was as simple as it was classic, Politics offered no difficulties, for there the moral law was a sure guide. Social perfection was also sure, because human nature worked for good, and three instruments were all she asked Suffrage, Common Schools, and Press. On these points doubt was forbidden. Education was divine, and man needed only a correct knowledge of fact to reach perfection."
  • "'There was nothing weak about Miss Olive, she was a fighting woman, and she would fight him to the death' Basil Ransom, an attractive young Mississippi lawyer, is on a visit to his cousin Olive, a wealthy feminist, in Boston when he accompanies her to a meeting on the subject of women's emancipation. One of the speakers is Verena Tarrant, and although he disapproves of all she claims to stand for, Basil is immediately captivated by her and sets about 'reforming' her with his traditional views. But Olive has already made Verena her protégé, and soon a battle is under way for exclusive possession of her heart and mind. The Bostonians Richard Lansdown's introduction discusses The Bostonians."@en
  • ""Henry James' celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes so directly to the heart of sexual politics that it speaks to us with a voice as fresh and as vital as when the book was first published in 1882. Majestic in its movement, rich and sympathetic in its ironies, The Bostonians is the work of a master psychologist at the top of his form."--Publisher's website."
  • "A failure when it first appeared in 1885, The Bostonians is one of James's most widely read novel today. Filled with cool irony and brilliant satire from its opening scene to its famous last sentence."@en
  • "This brilliant satire of the women's rights movement in America is the story of the ravishing inspirational speaker Verena Tarrant and the bitter struggle between two distant cousins who seek to control her. Will the privileged Boston feminist Olive Chancellor succeed in turning her beloved ward into a celebrated activist and lifetime companion' Or will Basil Ransom, a conservative southern lawyer, steal Verena's heart and remove her from the limelight' "The Bostonians has a vigor and blithe wit found nowhere else in James," writes A. S. Byatt in her Introduction. "It is about idealism in a democracy that is still recovering from a civil war bitterly fought for social ideals . . . [written] with a ferocious, precise, detailed'and wildly comic'realism." From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • ""The story of the ravishing inspirational speaker Verena Tarrant and the bitter struggle between two distant cousins who seek to control her."--P. [4] of cover."
  • "Een jongeman van het Amerikaanse platteland tracht in Boston zijn vriendin los te weken uit de kringen van militante feministes, waar zij deel van uitmaakt."
  • "2 copies in Circulation."@en
  • "The Bostonians is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Century Magazine in 1885?1886 and then as a book in 1886. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, an unbending political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a zealous Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty protege of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the contest between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper people."@en
  • "The story of Mississippi Lawyer and Civil War veteran Basil Ransom's conflict with his cousin Olive Chancellor for the allegiance and affection of Boston feminist Verena Tarrant."@en
  • "The story of Mississippi Lawyer and Civil War veteran Basil Ransom's conflict with his cousin Olive Chancellor for the allegiance and affection of Boston feminist Verena Tarrant."
  • "The Bostonians tells the story of Basil Ransom, a bemused and handsome lawyer from the American South who battles with the earnest feminists of Boston for the soul of the beautiful Verena Tarrant, whom he hopes to marry - and whom they hope to recruit to their cause. Henry James' celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes so directly to the heart of sexual politics that it speaks to us with a voice as fresh and as vital as when the book was first published in 1882. Majestic in its movement, rich and sympathetic in its ironies, The Bostonians is the work of a master psychologist at the top of his form."@en
  • ""Basil Ransom, an attractive young Mississippi lawyer, is on a visit to his cousin Olive, a wealthy feminist, in Boston when he accompanies her to a meeting on the subject of women's emancipation. One of the speakers is Verena Tarrant, and although he disapproves of all she claims to stand for, Basil is immediately captivated by her and sets about 'reforming' her with his traditional views. But Olive has already made Verena her protégée, and soon a battle is under way for exclusive possession of her heart and mind."--P. [4] of cover."
  • "This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, an unbending political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a zealous Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty protege of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the contest between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper people, and quirky eccentrics."
  • "The Bostonians is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Century Magazine in 1885-1886 and then as a book in 1886. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty, young protégée of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the struggle between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper peopl."@en
  • "The story is set in Boston and New York during the 1880's - Lawyer Basil Ransom is invited by his cousin Olive Chancellor to come visit, whilst on this visit he accompanies Olive to a womens rights meeting this is where they both see the young Verena Tarrant speaking about womens rights."
  • "The Bostonians is a satirical novel and one of the earliest American novels to deal with lesbianism. Olive Chancellor, a Boston feminist in the 1870s, thinks she has found a kindred spirit in Verena Tarrant, a beautiful young woman who, though passive and indecisive, is a spellbinding orator for women's rights."
  • "Celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes directly to the heart of sexual politics."@en
  • "Celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes directly to the heart of sexual politics."
  • "Verena Tarrant is caught between two people vying for control of her attention and affections. Because of her eloquence as a speaker for the feminist movement, Olive Chancellor wants her attention focused on the cause. But handsome lawyer Basil Ransome has his mind set on capturing her heart, and in the process, taking her away from Olive and her feminist crusade. Henry James deftly explores the politics of the early women's movement in this satirical novel, and keenly observes the friction exists even now'is it truly possible for women to have everything' HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "The Bostonians is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Century Magazine in 1885-1886 and then as a book in 1886. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, an unbending political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a zealous Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty protege of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the contest between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper people."@en
  • ""The story of the ravishing inspirational speaker Verena Tarrant and the bitter struggle between two distant cousins who seek to control her."--Page 4 of cover."@en
  • "The story of Mississippi lawyer and Civil War veteran Basil Ransom's conflict with his cousin Olive Chancellor for the allegiance and affection of Boston feminist Verena Tarrant. First serialized in "The Century Magazine" between 1885-1886, "The Bostonians" deals heavily with the then very timely political issue of feminism and the changing role of women in society."@en
  • "Is it simply a Victorian novel of love and marriage? If it is a novel of ideas, does it embody the triumph of chauvinism, or mourn the tragic collapse of avant-garde feminism?"@en

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