One of the least known of James' novels -- and yet the only one that is uniformly American, Boston rejected it as a satire...

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THE BOSTONIANS: A Novel

One of the least known of James' novels -- and yet the only one that is uniformly American, Boston rejected it as a satire unflattering to their ego; in those days apparently Boston banning could break -- not make -- a book. Perhaps the American literary taste of the period could not relish the astringent quality of the book, the irony and the criticism of the American way of life. Today it reads as one of his most modern books, well worth this re-introduction, in a year when James appears to be again coming into his own.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 117742049X

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dial

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1945