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Olive has a young protegee whom she adores, the beautiful and sweet Verena Tarrant.
Only a reader ludicrously ignorant of marriage and of abusive relationships could fail to comprehend that Verena will indeed have tears to shed.
Like Burrage, he would like to marry her, but he would first like to get the silly ideas out of her head placed there by Olive.
There have been few times in watching a movie or TV show, or reading a book, that I have been against a pair hooking up, but this book was one of those times. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Beth Ann Valek
The Bostonians has been read through many different pairs of spectacles over the years. James does not take sides in the debate, and it is to his credit as a novelist that he does... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Daniel R. Greenfield
The Bostonians won't complete a beach reading ensemble of Vince Flynn, Sandra Brown or Julia Garwood but it will surely agitate our sensibilities regarding male and female... Read morePublished 18 months ago by FictionMaven
I did not particularly enjoy this novel. I don't think I've read a Henry James novel before, so I'm not sure if this novel is reflective of James' style. Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by Natalie
An amusing triangle story, in which a conservative lawyer (and former Confederate officer) from Mississippi and his progressive feminist cousin from Boston compete for the... Read morePublished on June 11, 2011 by H. Schneider
Henry James was a bit of both, the mordant mocker of the society he loved to flee. Henry James was both more and less than a Man of his times; he was a demi-god of observation,... Read morePublished on June 3, 2010 by Giordano Bruno
Pitting a battle for the affection of a young maiden (Verena Tarrant), a sententious middle aged woman of Boston (Olive Chancellor) seeks to outwit her stultifying southern lawyer... Read morePublished on April 5, 2008 by Miami Bob
In this outing, as with other of Henry James's novels, the reader will continually be bowled over by this author's knack for language, his absolute comfort at moving conceptual... Read morePublished on November 12, 2007 by Joseph Barbarie
Haven't read the book yet, but now I want to. I watched a moderately good movie last week called THE CALIFORNIANS, and before returning it to the video store, I saw on the back... Read morePublished on November 23, 2006 by D. T. Gregory