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The Awkward Age

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The Awkward Age by Henry James
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Making her debut in London society, Nanda Brookenham is being groomed for the marriage market. Thrust suddenly into the superficial and immoral circle that surrounds her mother, the innocent but independent-minded young woman even finds herself in competition with Mrs Brookenham for the affection of the man she admires. Only an elderly bachelor, Mr Longdon, is immune to this world of greed and scheming, and determines to rescue Nanda from its corrupting influences out of loyalty to the deep love he once felt for her grandmother. In The Awkward Age (1899), Henry James explores the English character, and the clash between old and new money with a light and subtly ironic touch to create a devastating critique of society and its machinations.

Author Biography

Henry James (1843-1916) was born in New York and settled in Europe in 1875. He was a regular contributor of reviews, critical essays, and short stories to American periodicals. He is best known for his many novels of American and European character.
Release date NZ
May 28th, 1987
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Contributors
Edited by Ronald Blythe Notes by Patricia Crick
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
352
Dimensions
129x198x15
ISBN-13
9780140432978
Product ID
1683840

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