The Golden Bowl

The Golden Bowl

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A rich American art-collector and his daughter Maggie buy in for themselves and to their greater glory a beautiful young wife and a noble husband. They do not know that Charlotte and Prince Amerigo were formerly lovers, nor that on the eve of the Prince's marriage they had discovered, in aBloomsbury antique shop, a golden bowl with a secret flaw. When the golden bowl is broken, Maggie must leave the security of her childhood and try to reassemble the pieces of her shattered happiness. In this, the last of his three great poetic masterpieces, James combined with a dazzling virtuosity elements of social comedy, of mystery, terror, and myth. The Golden Bowl is the most controversial, ambiguous, and sophisticated of James's novels.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9780199538584
0199538581
Branch Call Number: F Jam
Additional Contributors: Llewellyn Smith, Virginia

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tjschenk
May 06, 2019

This book is beautifully written, but by the time I was finished with it, I had to wonder why Henry James had spent so much effort on such a meager story and such uninteresting characters. I've read many of James' novels, and this was the least satisfying of those I have read.

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w3k4t101
Jul 15, 2012

Alexy93:
Did you actually read the book or did you just type this in for a joke? Please explain why the plot was boring based on the material in the book. Proove to us that you actually read the book.

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alexy93
Aug 05, 2010

convoluted and boring plot

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