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Portraits of Places Henry James

Portraits of Places By Henry James

Portraits of Places by Henry James


Summary

Written by Henry James, Portraits is a record of the author's reminiscences of his travels in Italy, France, and England during 1876-1882. First published by Macmillan in 1883, this collection of essays contains finely crafted word-portraits about memorable locales on both sides of the Atlantic, as seen by an American observer.

Portraits of Places Summary

Portraits of Places by Henry James

Written by Henry James, Portraits of Places is a record of the author's reminiscences of his travels in Italy, France, and England during 1876-1882. Beginning in Venice, James takes the reader on a journey through Italy to France (Paris, Rheims, Normandy and the Pyrenees) and England (London, Warwickshire). His finely crafted word-portraits vividly evoke the less-frequented monuments of Europe, the abbeys and castles, events and festivals, and the scenic beauty of London at different times of the year. Also included are sketches of four scenic locales in North America: Saratoga, Newport, Quebec, and Niagara. Portraits of Places is a vintage work by a famous literary figure that memorably captures scenes of cultural and historical beauty on both sides of the Atlantic, as observed by an American traveller over a period of six years.

Table of Contents

Note to the English edition; 1. Venice; 2. Italy revisited; 3. Occasional Paris; 4. Rheims and Laon; 5. Chartres; 6. Rouen; 7. Etretat; 8. From Normandy to the Pyrenees; 9. An English Easter; 10. London at midsummer; 11. Two excursions; 12. In Warwickshire; 13. Abbeys and castles; 14. English vignettes; 15. An English new year; 16. An English winter watering-place; 17. Saratoga; 18. Newport; 19. Quebec; 20 Niagara.

Additional information

NLS9781108003902
9781108003902
1108003907
Portraits of Places by Henry James
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2009-07-20
392
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