Battersea Girl

Author: Martin Knight

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781845961503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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A couple of years ago, Martin Knight began a quest to delve into his family history. He had a head start on many amateur genealogists, as 30 years earlier he had produced a school project on the very subject. The project was based on the papers and oral history of his then elderly grandmother, Ellen Tregent. Martin dusted this off and began to assemble the chain of events that shaped his grandmother's life. He even made contact with several living relatives who had known Ellen or some of the people and events she described. Ellen Tregent was born in 1888 and died in 1988 - her lifetime encompassing an unprecedented century of social change and world upheaval. She was born into a poor working-class family in Battersea, London. Her grandfather had arrived from Ireland 40 years earlier to escape almost certain death as potato famine ravaged his country. In Battersea Girl, Martin Knight charts Ellen's long and eventful life and the lives of her siblings. They encounter abject poverty, disease, suicide, murder, war and inevitably death, but, equally, the spirit of stoical people who were determined to make the most of their lives shines through in this enchanting book.

A London Life

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598536273

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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One of the masterworks of Henry James's middle phase, the novella A London Life first appeared in serial form in Scribner's Magazine in the summer of 1888. As the story opens, Laura Wing, a young American woman, is living with her sister Selina and brother-in-law Lionel Berrington at Mellows, the Berrington family estate outside London, where she has a front-row seat for marital discord and its baleful effects on the couple's children. As Laura struggles to come to terms with her sister's possible infidelity, and its ramifications for her own social standing, the scene moves to London, where James stages an unforgettable portrait of a marriage's final dissolution. For literary critic Edward Wagenknecht, Laura Wing is one of James's essential heroines: "there is no character is his books--not even Isabel Archer, not even Fleda Vetch--to whom James commits himself more unreservedly."

A London Life

Author: Henry James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 282

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A London Life (1888)

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147336616X

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 2087


This early work by Henry James was originally published in 1888 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Henry James was born in New York City in 1843. One of thirteen children, James had an unorthodox early education, switching between schools, private tutors and private reading.. James published his first story, ‘A Tragedy of Error’, in the Continental Monthly in 1864, when he was twenty years old. In 1876, he emigrated to London, where he remained for the vast majority of the rest of his life, becoming a British citizen in 1915. From this point on, he was a hugely prolific author, eventually producing twenty novels and more than a hundred short stories and novellas, as well as literary criticism, plays and travelogues. Amongst James's most famous works are The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1878), Washington Square (1880), The Bostonians (1886), and one of the most famous ghost stories of all time, The Turn of the Screw (1898). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A London Life, and Other Tales

Author: Henry James

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776675452

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 8831


Immerse yourself in this collection of long tales from the master of the form, Henry James. In the title story, an American young woman living in London has to come to grips with her family's seemingly unbroken streak of bad luck, while in "The Patagonia," an engagement falls to pieces after the betrothed young woman engages in some scandalously licentious behavior.

A London Life, and Other Tales & The Outcry

Author: Henry James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781662724077

Category:

Page: 488

View: 890


A London Life is a novella by Henry James, first published in Scribner's Magazine in 1888. The plot revolves around a crumbling marriage and its impact on many other people, especially Laura Wing, the sister of the soon-to-be-divorced wife. The Outcry is a novel by Henry James published in 1911. It was originally conceived as a play.

A London Life

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 5208


The Collected Works of Henry James, Vol. 14 (of 36): A London Life, and Other Tales; The Outcry

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Throne Classics

ISBN: 9781662723230

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 6902


A London Life is a novella by Henry James, first published in Scribner's Magazine in 1888. The plot revolves around a crumbling marriage and its impact on many other people, especially Laura Wing, the sister of the soon-to-be-divorced wife. The Outcry is a novel by Henry James published in 1911. It was originally conceived as a play.