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A Bundle Of Letters

Auhtor: Henry James

Language: english
Published: 1879

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
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Review by Bob Tobias, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Bundle Of Letters':

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Excerpts from the Book 'A Bundle Of Letters':


... show any of my letters to William Platt. If he wants to see any of my letters, he knows the right way to go to work. I wouldn't have him see one of ...
... are to be handed round in the family. I assure you they appear to talk about things here that we never think of mentioning at Bangor, or even of thinking ...
... of such peculiar expressions. I felt a good deal disappointed and troubled???I was afraid I shouldn't gain all I had come for. But while I was thinking ...
... a place she would have told me before she had not spoken of it herself, because she didn't wish to injure the hotel by being the cause of my going ...
... or my idioms there would have been some sense. But poor father has no tact, and this defect is especially marked since he has been in Europe. He ...
... in my last, and I only regret that I should not have done it before. It is human nature, after all, that is the most interesting thing in the world, ...
... matter of right and wrong. And in Boston one can't LIVE???on ne peut pas vivre, as they say here. I don't mean one can't reside???for a great many people ...
... but, on the other hand, it is cosmopolitan, and there is a great advantage in that. We are French, we are English, we are American, we are German and, ...
... in front of it, which makes a shadow over her quiet English eyes. Then she has a sage-green robe, mystic, wonderful, all embroidered with subtle devices ...
... people they call haughty in books. I have never seen any one like that before???any one that wanted to make a difference and at first I was right ...
... and retiring. In spite of this, however, she dresses in a way that attracts great attention, as I couldn't help noticing when one day I went out to walk ...
... of the same opinion (that Miss Vane isn't her equal), she looks so soft and pretty with her eyes, and says, Of course she is! When I tell her that this ...
... sometimes seems as if I shouldn't need all the time I have laid out. I suppose your cold weather has promptly begun, as usual it sometimes makes me ...
... most extraordinary opinions???wishes to do away with the aristocracy, thinks it wrong that Arthur should have Kingscote when papa dies, etc. I don't ...
... memory. I suppose it is that when we are happy the mind reverts instinctively to those with whom formerly we shared our exaltations and depressions, ...
... one, the one of the private lessons, that is the most remarkable. These private lessons, my good Prosper, are the most brilliant invention of the age, ...
... that of a man, but I hesitate to classify him so superficially. He appears to me less human than simian, and whenever I hear him talk I seem to myself ...
... to operate as a stimulus, and in this respect I am materially disappointed. They treat me as they treat every one else whereas, in order to be treated ...
... which pushes me to the same induction???that of the premature vitiation of the American population???is the attitude of the Americans whom I have before ...
... philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ...