Appreciating Henry James

The Bostonians 125th Anniversary

Hard to believe that anything by James would spark a scandal.  Edith Wharton, yes, James, particularly of this period. . . well, not so much.

In his inimitable way--this is what Twain had to say on the matter:

Mark Twain famously declared that “I would rather be damned to John Bunyan’s heaven than read [The Bostonians].” Later critics developed a keener appreciation.


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