Washington Square, by Henry James, Limited Editions Club (1971)

Washington Square may very well be the most enjoyable of works from Henry James. The prose is more straightforward and flowing than what James eventually evolved to, making it easier to immerse oneself into. The characterization is magnificent. Best of all, it is simply a good story, well told. None-the-less, James himself did not think too well of his creation, as he excluded it from the authorized collection … Continue reading Washington Square, by Henry James, Limited Editions Club (1971)

The Beast in the Jungle, by Henry James, Allen Press (1963)

Henry James wrote the novella The Beast in the Jungle in 1903. First published as part of a collection called  The Better Sort, The Beast in the Jungle came to be considered one of his best works. In the preface to this edition, Clifton Fadiman agrees and expands on why: “For me this is the best of James’s shorter fictions, combining the utmost concentration of effect with … Continue reading The Beast in the Jungle, by Henry James, Allen Press (1963)

Affordable Treasures and Pleasures – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991), Part III

{Ed.Note: This article is from Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl.} Over the past month, Books and Vines contributor DlphcOracl presented part I and part II of a series looking at The Folio Press Fine Editions, a fine press type collection produced by The Folio Society from 1987-1991. Part III, the final installment of this series, now looks at: Love Poems by Robert Graves (1990) The Aspern Papers by Henry James (1990) De Profundis by Oscar Wilde (1991) Woman In White, … Continue reading Affordable Treasures and Pleasures – The Folio Press Fine Editions (1987 – 1991), Part III

Daisy Miller, by Henry James, Limited Editions Club (1969), Heritage Press

{Ed. Note: Thanks to LibraryThing user UK_History_Fan for sending pictures of the Limited Editions Club (LEC) and Heritage Press (HP) editions, which I use below, as well as for his comments comparing the LEC and HP editions.} I often get asked to do more comparisons between Limited Edition Club (LEC) books and the Heritage Press (HP) and Easton Press (EP) books that sprang from them. It is … Continue reading Daisy Miller, by Henry James, Limited Editions Club (1969), Heritage Press