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Monday, June 01, 2015

James, The Bostonians

It turns out that the novelization of Democracy in America is a story about misguided 19th C. Boston feminists that plays out Tocqueville's remarks about both the tenuous place of women and general ideas in America. This is so far my favorite of the James novels I've read, though I'm beginning to be concerned about the paucity of male characters.

3 comments:

mike shupp said...

Ah, Boston! Are you going to tackle John P. Marquand at some point? Or The Rise of Silas Lapham?

mike shupp said...

Ah, Boston! Are you going to tackle John P. Marquand at some point? Or The Rise of Silas Lapham?

Miss Self-Important said...

All my non-academic reading is selected more or less at random, so maybe.