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The Diary of a Man of Fifty Hardcover – May 23, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1161461350 ISBN-10: 1161461353

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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (May 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1161461353
  • ISBN-13: 978-1161461350
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,852,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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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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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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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Loved the juxtaposition of the young and old man, story about regrets and what the true meaning of happiness is.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B8A on 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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Classic. A must-read for men approaching 50.
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