I’ve just finished the 11th book, Middlemarch by George Eliot…only 39 more books to go!
Next up is….The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (1881)
For those keeping score: this is book #12, week #16.
The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (scroll down for more info)
A little info on Henry James and his work:
Henry James was born in 1843 in New York. He attended schools in Europe and finally ended up in law school at Harvard. While traveling in Europe, he met literary giants Turgenev and Flaubert. After serializing a novel in The Atlantic, which made his reputation on both sides of the pond, James released classic novel after classic novel: The American (1877), Washington Square (1880), The Wings of a Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903), The Golden Bowl (1904), and more. He became experimental in his later works, in which the dynamics and motivations of characters were often ambiguous, impressionistic, even contradictory, and he layered these to develop a character’s state of mind. Henry James passed away in 1916. He was in the forefront of developing the psychological novel, and his work helped pave the way (along with Twain’s and others) for the Modernistic literary period, which rose at the start of the 20th century.
The 50 in 52 Project is a fundraiser for RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19). To sponsor me, click HERE. For more info and a list of the 50 books, go to the posting pinned to the top of the official 50 in 52 Facebook page.
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