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Henry James

The Droll Insight Of Trollope

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

To be so amused and enlightened by the political machinations of the Barchester clergy is priceless. But to do so for the price of a Taco Bell burrito makes this Kindle offer one of the best bargains around.

Exclusive Interview

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I think fiction lends itself to messiness rather than the ideal, and plays well with the ironies surrounding what happens versus what should happen.

Confessions of a Book Slut

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

For as long as I can remember, I was a monogamous reader. I'd start a book and read it straight through no matter how much time that took. Now I'm a book slut.

Penguin Re-Releases The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Reading The Woman in White is not unlike being in a cage surrounded by sharks, if you could somehow eat crème brulee at the same time. It is exquisitely uncomfortable.

Top 10 Ghost Stories

guardian.co.uk | Kate Mosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The celebrated author of novels such as "The House of Mirth", Wharton was also a terrific writer of ghostly tales. A blend of Poe, Hawthorne and Henry...

Henry James Meets Jack the Ripper -- Maybe

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Admittedly, I do not read many mysteries, but this particular one, which is steeped in history and offers another consideration on who the notorious murderer may have been, had me intrigued.

From Jane Austen to Henry James: A Writer’s Journey

Paula Marantz Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paula Marantz Cohen

Jane Austen, with her elegant novelistic structure and unerring wit, was my first teacher. My greatest influence in the realm of ideas was Henry James.

Top 10 Unreliable Narrators

The Guardian | Henry Sutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Something strange happened to unreliable narrators in the mid-20th century: they became a little more reliably unreliable, and a lot nastier. In the l...

The Awkward Age

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

I'm caught between a lingering fantasy of a Roman Holiday, and the aspirations of a Care Consultant who hopes I am infirm enough to require batteries for effective locomotion. Goodness, what an awkward age!

Video Books, or Vooks: Do We Need to Watch Books as Well as Read Them?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

It would be a sin -- practically a capital crime -- to write off masterpieces because no one has the patience for the sentences Marcel Proust had the patience to craft so scrupulously.

Unrequited Love: Is There Ever an Upside?

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Robert Fuller

No suitor wants to admit it, but those who don't return our love often give us something as valuable as those who do.

Hillary + Obama = High Drama

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Hillary's appointment isn't even official, but the Obama/Clinton narrative has already left the realm of politics. Its twists, turns, shadings, and complex emotions are the stuff of literature.