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A Passionate Pilgrim

Auhtor: Henry James

Language: english
Published: 1871

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
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Review by M. Erb, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Passionate Pilgrim':

A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James. Henry James is one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism known for books portraying the encounter or clash of America with Europe. In A Passionate Pilgrim the difference between America and Europe erupts into open conflict leading to an ironic ending.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Passionate Pilgrim':


... early culture that, without some great upheaval of feeling, we are at a loss to say exactly when and where and how it begins. It makes an American's ...
... on. My friend???I adopt that name for him???gazed from between his two hands coldly before him. I've had enough of your advice. A little more, ...
... jerked the ugly ornament of his chin into the air. There's a certain Miss Searle, the old man's sister. Well? my gentleman quavered. Well, ...
... looking down on the floral figures of the rest of the affair and on the stoutly-woven tapestry of creeping plants that muffle the foundations ...
... rotten before I was ripe. To begin with, certainly, I wasn't a fountain of wisdom. All the more reason for a definite channel???for having a little character ...
... were half-brothers. What does that make us? Twentieth cousins, say. And where does your twentieth cousin live? At a place called Lackley???in ...
... There's Tennyson's Talking Oak! What summer days one could spend here! How I could lounge the rest of my life away on this turf of the middle ages! ...
... people. I don't think there are many nice ones hereabouts. At least we don't know them. Our own family's very small. My brother cares for nothing ...
... spoken by my friend's adviser in London and which, in a very crude form, had reference to his making a match with this lady. If only Miss Searle could ...
... her. It's better to see her than to dream about her, I said. Get up and dress then we'll go down to dinner and meet her. Dinner???dinner???? ...
... movements had to be recognised. He spoke of it indeed as of some fabled planet, alien to the British orbit, lately proclaimed to have the admixture ...
... of his kinsman, began again to lead him a dance. From this moment he ceased to steer his frail bark, to care what he said or how he said it, so long ...
... have been a good deed on your part if you help to restore him to all he ought to be. She met my idea blankly. Dear me, what can I do? Be a friend ...
... to his face. Oh, oh, oh! he groaned while Miss Searle crossed rapidly and dropped on her knees at his side. Go to bed, you fool! shrieked her brother. Dear ...
... down the terrace for some moments, and then came in and met you. That's the only witchcraft I've used! The poor man was at once so roused and so shaken ...
... turf and with an English churchyard at the foot. The hysterical emotion produced by our late dire misadventure had given place to an unruffled calm ...
... invented to minister to the book-begotten longing for a medium in which one may dream unwaked and believe unconfuted to foster the sweet illusion that ...
... from one foot to the other, his patron eyeing him open-mouthed. At length Searle broke out: God bless my soul, sir, you don't suppose I expect you ...
... devil of it is that he started fair and I started foul with the tastes, the desires, the needs, the sensibilities of a gentleman???and not another ...
... upon their ability to adapt. Where their scheming leads them is the last place they expect. Henry James Confidence Henry James The American Henry ...