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The American

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"They have arrived--the 6 of them; I have felt them all in turn and all at one time as it were, and to celebrate the event I have given myself a holiday for the morning,not to read any of them --I could not settle to that, but to commune with them all, and gloat over the promise of the prefaces. But of these last I have read one already, the preface to ""The American"",the first of your long novels I ever read--in "91.[...] I could not resist the temptation of reading the beautiful and touching last ten pages of the story. There is in them a perfection of tone which calmed me; and I sat for a long time with the closed volume in my hand going over the preface in my mind and thinking--that"s how it began,that"s how it was done!"

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Notes
See also record 25060. See fn. 4 p.161 of source text describing the gift by James of new editions of 'Roderick Hudson', 'The American', 'Portrait of a Lady' (2 vols), and 'The Princess Casamassima' (2 vols).

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The American

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"They have arrived--the 6 of them; I have felt them all in turn and all at one time as it were, and to celebrate the event I have given myself a holiday for the morning,not to read any of them --I could not settle to that, but to commune with them all, and gloat over the promise of the prefaces. But of these last I have read one already, the preface to ""The American"",the first of your long novels I ever read--in "91.[...] I could not resist the temptation of reading the beautiful and touching last ten pages of the story. There is in them a perfection of tone which calmed me; and I sat for a long time with the closed volume in my hand going over the preface in my mind and thinking--that"s how it began,that"s how it was done!"

Source

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See also record 25060. See fn. 4 p.161 of source text describing the gift by James of new editions of 'Roderick Hudson', 'The American', 'Portrait of a Lady' (2 vols), and 'The Princess Casamassima' (2 vols).

How to cite this record

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Accessed on 2020/02/21 12:46:02

Related place
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Conrad, Joseph
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Related place
England
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