Books by James A. Butler

ROMNEY by Owen Wister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Like Wharton's best work, the unfinished Romney, along with Wister's essays about Philadelphia society, remains striking for its examination of American social pathologies that, despite changes in ethnic, cultural and technological composition, remain virulently prevalent today."
An unfinished third novel, with three additional essays, about a contentedly corrupt belle époque Philadelphia—where the famed Wister (1860-1938) went west to cure his depression after William Dean Howells rejected his first attempts at fiction. Read full book review >