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    okładka Amerykanin, Ebook | Henry James

    Amerykański biznesmen Christopher Newman odbywa podróż po Europie. We Francji poznaje młodą wdowę Claire de Bellegarde, zakochuje się w niej i zamierza ją poślubić. Jest pewny swego, w końcu reprezentuje wysoką warstwę amerykańskiego społeczeństwa. A jednak jego maniery nie odpowiadają arystokratycznej paryskiej rodzinie wybranki jego serca. Po odrzuceniu oświadczyn rozgoryczony i upokorzony Christopher staje przed poważnym dylematem. Mężczyzna poznał tajemnicę rodziny de Bel...

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    okładka Skrzydła gołębicy, Ebook | Henry James

    Pierwsze polskie wydanie!  Akcja powieści toczy się w londyńskich salonach i pełnych przepychu pałacach Wenecji. Kate Croy i Merton Densher to para londyńskich narzeczonych, którzy za wszelką cenę chcą się pobrać, ale nie mają pieniędzy. W ich świat wkracza Milly Theale, niewyobrażalnie bogata i śmiertelnie chora młoda Amerykanka, która bez pamięci zakochuje się w Mertonie. Kate namawia narzeczonego, żeby poświęcił chorej kobiecie jak najwięcej czasu i uwagi… Wkrótce Milly, o...

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    okładka Złota czara, Ebook | Henry James

    Jedna z najlepszych powieści Henry`ego Jamesa wreszcie w języku polskim. Maggie Verver, młoda dziedziczka milionowej fortuny oraz jej owdowiały ojciec Adam, znany kolekcjoner dzieł sztuki, wiodą wykwintne, dostatnie życie w Londynie. Oboje zawierają też związki małżeńskie: Maggie poślubia zubożałego włoskiego arystokratę, księcia Amerigo, Adam bierze za żonę przyjaciółkę swojej córki, piękną, lecz niezbyt posażną Charlotte Stant. Żadne z nich nie ma jednak pojęcia, że ich m...

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    okładka Historie drobnoziarniste, Ebook | Henry James

    Wybór prozy Henry’ego Jamesa, mistrza półcieni i subtelności, otwiera hipnotyczny, gotycki Obrót śruby, opowieść o duchach lub studium szaleństwa: badacze Jamesa od niemal stu dwudziestu lat toczą o to spór. Zbiór skonstruowany został wokół tematu, który umownie nazwijmy „sprawczością kobiet”, i Jamesowskiej metody „drobnego ziarna” – współczującej precyzji, z którą autor ukazywał pułapki, jakie zastawia na bohaterki złudnie postrzegana rzeczywistość oraz rosn...

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    okładka Dokręcanie śruby, Ebook | Henry James

    Klasyczna gotycka powieść grozy w nowym przekładzie autorstwa Jacka Dehnela. Grupa znajomych w zimową noc snuje przy kominku opowieści o duchach. Jeden z uczestników przypomina sobie relację spisaną onegdaj przez jego znajomą. Przyjaciele umawiają się na kolejny wieczór, by wysłuchać mrocznej historii sprzed lat… Oto młoda guwernantka podejmuje się opieki nad dwójką sierot, które opuszczone przez wuja, wychowują się w ponurym wiktoriańskim dworze. Niespodziewanie idyll...

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    okładka Opowiadania nowojorskie, Ebook | Henry James

      Dziewięć opowiadań. Różnorodne portrety ludzi i miasta: od cierpko humorystycznego Epizodu międzynarodowego, opisującego podróż dwóch młodych Anglików za ocean, po Niezły narożnik, którego bohater powraca do Nowego Jorku po trzydziestu trzech latach nieobecności, by spotkać swojego sobowtóra; od Johna Lennoxa w Historii pewnego arcydzieła, poznającego dzięki obrazowi prawdę o swojej narzeczonej, po odkrywającą swoją kobiecą tożsamość Catherine Sloper, bohaterkę Placu Waszyn...

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    okładka Washington Square, Ebook | Henry James

    The main character Katherine is a girl who does not differ in anything special, but is at the same time quite an enviable bride, she has a good dowry. And the bridegroom appears on the horizon, love, everything, but the father is against their relationship, because this Maurice squandered all his fortune, and aunt Catherine, on the contrary, for real happiness. The whole book revolves around the relationship between Catherine and Maurice, Maurice and the girl’s father, Cath...

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    okładka Roderick Hudson, Ebook | Henry James

    Roderick Hudson is the first novel by Henry James. Although Roderick was a poor man, but he had a great talent, about which he was not even aware. In the afternoon, he was an ordinary student, and after university he was an outstanding sculptor. One day, by a happy coincidence, he meets the wealthy connoisseur of Rowland Mullet, a man who recognizes his genius and becomes his mentor.

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    okładka Italian Hours, Ebook | Henry James

    The Italian Watch is a book of travel writing by Henry James. Everything in the book indicates that James enjoyed this luxury to its fullest. Throughout the book, he is constantly returning to the beauty and delights of Italian life, despite being too often significant shortcomings. Venice and Rome are undergoing the most extensive treatment.

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    okładka The Spoils of Poynton, Ebook | Henry James

    Mrs. Gareth has been collecting works of art in her Pointon manor all her life, and now, after her husband’s death, she must, according to English customs, hand over the manor to her son Owen. The trouble is that the limp Owen is under the influence of his bride, Mona Brixton, who dreams of taking up Poynton’s hands and closing access for Mrs Goret forever. And Mrs. Gareth decides to fight for her treasures.

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    okładka The Sacred Fount, Ebook | Henry James

    The book is about history, but not the one that is written in dry letters in the textbook, but the one into which the time machine takes you and lets you live the days, months in the body of another person, a contemporary of the time you are reading about. It is about religion, but not about what they preach in churches, without the right to question, but about its origins, causes, development, problems, transformation over time, our perception of it in the modern world, as...

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    okładka The Finer Grain, Ebook | Henry James

    The Finer Grain – a collection of small stories. The „A Round of Visits” is a thoughtful tragedy that triggered the opening of „Watch and Trusteeship”. The Bench of Desolation, located in an English seaside town, is a touching story of reconciliation after some very offensive and bitter misunderstandings.

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    okładka The Bostonians, Ebook | Henry James

    The action revolves around three characters: a young and beautiful maiden who travels around America with fiery speeches about the importance of women; her mentor, a lonely and cold lady who despises the whole male race. Different ideals are presented by the rivalry of Olive Chancellor and her cousin Basel Ransom for influencing the young girl Vera Tarrant, who has a strong oratorical gift. The social plan of this novel is concluded in the struggle of the conservative views...

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    okładka A Passionate Pilgrim, Ebook | Henry James

    The narrator meets the American Clement Searle in a London hotel. Searle had long wanted to move to England, to run away from the routine of his life. However, he is physically ill and depressed because his lawyer cannot support his claim for a share in the out-of-town property currently owned by Richard Searle. The narrator and the main character are trying to solve this problem.

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    okładka The Tragic Muse, Ebook | Henry James

    The Tragic Muse is dedicated to the conflict between the artist and society. Painter Nick Dormer suffers because he does not find recognition, actress Miriam Ruth, in the name of success, makes compromises with his conscience, understanding what the rich audience expects of her. However, the greatest success of this work was the image of Gabriel Nash.

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    okładka The Real Thing and Other Tales, Ebook | Henry James

    The main character, an aspiring artist, hires a faded noble couple, Monarchs, as models after they have lost most of their money and need to find some kind of work. They are „real” in the sense that they are beautifully of the aristocratic type, but they turn out to be inappropriate for the artist’s work. The artist must finally get rid of the monarchs, especially after his friend and colleague, artist Jack Hawley, criticized the work in which monarchs are represented....

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    okładka The Aspern Papers, Ebook | Henry James

    ”The Aspern Papers” is one of the masterpieces of the writer’s „small” prose, the plots of which are based on the collision of European and American cultural consciousness, the „point of view” of an individual and social stereotypes, the „book” perception of the world and individual experience. The tragicomic search by the hapless biographer of the lost letters of the great poet is the conflict of this story.

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    okładka Some Short Stories, Ebook | Henry James

    Some Stories by Henry James is a small collection of tales. The best story is considered „Brooksmith”, about a butler who descends into the depths when the master dies, whom he apparently forced to serve. After that, „The Real Thing” is published about an emaciated couple desperately trying to find a way to make a living.

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    okładka The Europeans, Ebook | Henry James

    In the hope of a successful marriage, Eugene, Baroness Münster, and her younger brother, the artist Felix, descendants of Wentworth, come to Boston. Having settled in the neighborhood, they become close friends with the young Wentworths – Gertrude, Charlotte and Clifford. Witness and sophistication of Eugene, along with the cheerfulness of Felix create a difficult combination with Puritan morality, frugality and the intrinsic dignity of Americans.

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    okładka The Beast in the Jungle, Ebook | Henry James

    At the reception in the rich manor there are not the first youth mister and also not a young lady anymore. Both belong to the same circle of birth, but the financial affairs of a man are in somewhat better condition. It all seems to him that he is meant for something great and terrible that will destroy his own life and the lives of loved ones – like a sudden fit of madness or, yes, how many anything can be options. It is like seeing yourself as a thicket in which the beast...

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    okładka What Maisie Knew, Ebook | Henry James

    The young heroine matures through her perception of family problems. The aristocratic family fell apart: the parents decided to live separately, but Macy does not agree with this. The girl is looking for a way to reunite her mom and dad...

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    okładka The Awkward Age, Ebook | Henry James

    The Aawkward age nonetheless analyzes the English character with great subtlety. The Awkward Age, which is highly praised for its natural dialogue and the subtlety of the sensation that it conveys, illustrates Conrad’s remark that James never dwells in deep darkness or in strong sunlight. But he feels deep and bright every gentle shade.

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    okładka The American, Ebook | Henry James

    The story of a glorious American who, through hard work, made a fortune and went to learn how to relax and laze in the open spaces of the Old World. In particular, he came to Paris, and this city, as is known, is a rather romantic place, according to the public. And, ironically, the practical Newman in this city was smitten by a certain widowed Madame de Center.

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    okładka The Reverberator, Ebook | Henry James

    The Reverberator is a short novel from Henry James. Comedy traces the complications. which leads when unpleasant, but true stories about Paris family fall into the American scandal sheet of the name of the novel. George Flack is a Paris correspondent for the American sheet scandal called reverberator.