The Tragic Muse (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)

The Tragic Muse (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)

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The Tragic Muse ran serially in The Atlantic for seventeen months, from January 1889 until May of 1890. It was one of James' long works, being well over two hundred thousand words. Two stories are interwoven in the plot. The first is of Nick Dormer, who is an attractive and talented young man who wants to be an artist. His family wants him to follow in the family footsteps of politics, securing a seat in Parliament. Nick's late father had made many connections that would help him in a political career. His mother supports this ambition as the family is only of modest fortune and she feels a successful political career would help Nick's two sisters find suitable them about myself. Next week I shall devour them and think them, no doubt, inane. It was Basil told me this afternoon of your promotionhe had seen it announced somewhere, Ia#39;m delighted if it gives youmore money andmore advantages, butanbsp;...

Title:The Tragic Muse (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)
Author:Henry James
Publisher:Golgotha Press - 2013-11-19


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