[UCP Books]: THE DAILY HENRY JAMES

A LONG FORGOTTEN BOOK BY HENRY JAMES!

 

JANUARY 5
“She was as undomestic as a
shop-front and as out of tune
as a parrot.”
—from The Marriages
FEBRUARY 19
“We practised the good old
Genevese principle of not
sacrificing to appearances.
This is an excellent
principle—when you have the
reality.”
—from The Pension Beurepas
MAY 25
“We have the impression,
somehow, that life had never
bribed him to look at anything
but the soul.”
—from Partial Portraits,
on Emerson

 


THE DAILY HENRY JAMES

 

 

 

A Year of Quotes from the Work of the Master
Henry James
With a New Foreword by Michael Gorra

Domestic Publication Date: 15 November 2016 | International Publication Date: 1 December 2016
Paper $16.00/₤11.00
 

If we told you there was a book by Henry James that no one knew about, would you believe us? The rediscovered gem in your hands is one such book. Originally published with James’s approval in 1911 by a devoted Boston fan, this quote-of-the-day perennial calendar is proof that one hundred years after his death, the Master can still surprise. From the deepest longings of Isabel Archer to James’s insights in The Art of Fiction, these quotations reveal a James as improbably poetic, funny, and illuminating in aphorism as he is in the literary tomes for which he is adored. Treasure it—always.

 

JULY 29
“There are people who can’t
be vulgar for trying. . . . It
takes more than trying—it
comes by grace.”
—from The Next Time
OCTOBER 21
“Our personal troubles,
generally, place fiction of all
kinds in an impertinent light.”
—from French Poets
and Novelists
DECEMBER 19
“Upon my word I’m not
happy! I’m clever enough to
want more than I have got.”
—from Roderick Hudson



Please contact Nicholas Lilly at 773.702.7490 or nlilly@uchicago.edu for more information.

 

 

 

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