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The Diary of a Man of Fifty [Kindle Edition]

Henry James
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


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About the Author

American novelist, short-story writer, and man of letters, James is a major figure in the history of the novel. He was a pioneer of psychological realism and complex prose style. His characters and works are interpreters of the world of today.

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  • File Size: 113 KB
  • Print Length: 42 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1419159240
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082XGTUC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,271 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truely great writer April 22, 2014
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Just wonderful, Henry James at his most subtle and intelligent, an absolute pleasure to read. If I could write just a sentence as well as he writes his short stories I would be happy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing folly from a master March 19, 2014
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So much lighter than I expected, this is a rueful sort of reminiscence. Though the narrator is an "old soldier" rather than an "old novelist", James is there. You might call this "The Man Who Thought Too Much", as he turns out to be like a hero or two of his who obsess over their mistaken assumptions about the motives of others without ever going to the source to clear things up. Still pining over a long lost love, it takes the example of a younger, perhaps wiser man to teach him the possible "alternative" ending.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What is happiness? February 1, 2014
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Loved the juxtaposition of the young and old man, story about regrets and what the true meaning of happiness is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars read it at 15, then at 35, then at 50 January 11, 2014
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The same words but the story will be different. A moral fable of the price for courage and regrets for acts left undone.
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Henry James (1843-1916), the son of the religious philosopher Henry James Sr. and brother of the psychologist and philosopher William James, published many important novels including Daisy Miller, The Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl, and The Ambassadors.

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