Book Reviews of Henry James: A Life

Henry James: A Life
Henry James A Life
Author: Leon Edel
ISBN-13: 9780060914325
ISBN-10: 0060914327
Publication Date: 9/1987
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Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Paperback
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"This abridgement of Leon Edel's acclaimed biography of Henry James is, surprisingly, a new and distinct book--richly detailed, generous in its judgments, extremely well written"--Joyce Carol Oates.
"This is masterly abridgment of the greatest literary biography of our centruy. Edel has not only cut: he has added--he has actually deepened his original work."--Louis Auchincloss

Praise across the years for Leon Edel's Life of Henry James

"This monument to an artist is itself a great work of art--the single greatest work of biography produced in our century"--Joseph Epstein Washington Post
"A tremendous gift to the interior life of America"--James Baldwin
"James himself...would surely be the last to complain of a detective of such gravity and honesty even if he should have to come to deal with the "all but unspeakable." --Graham Greene
"A certain vast and subtle book...a nonfiction novel...Leon Edel's ingenious and beautiful biography of Henry James"--Cynthia Ozick
"Edel's Life...goes with bold and yet controlled insight into the labyrinth of a great creative imagination. The man and artist have been joined--a feat that biography rarely succeeds in."--V.S.Pritchett