Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LITCHFIELD, Conn. - Feb 11, 2017 - Regarded as one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism, Henry James’swork is valued for his psychological and moral realism, his masterful creation of character, and his assured command of the language. In this series, we’ll explore two of his novels.
March 26: The Spoils of Poynton: In The Spoils of Poynton (1897), Henry James created a work of exquisite ambiguity in his depiction of three women fighting for the allegiance of one weak-willed man.
April 23: What Maisie Knew: The child of parents who divorce, remarry and then embark on adulterous affairs, Maisie survives by her intelligence and spirit. For all its somber theme of childhood innocence exposed to a corrupted adult world, this novel is one of James’s comic masterpieces.
Mark Scarbrough started his professional life as an academic whose focus was Chaucer and Harriet Beecher Stowe. After several years teaching, he resigned and moved to New York to write. In New York, he met and married Bruce Weinstein. Together, they have written more than two dozen cookbooks, and have appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning and The View. Mark recently completed a memoir, not yet published, entitled Bookmarked that discusses the confluence of his life and books, with a special emphasis on the significant and complex role James’s novels have had on his life. His website is bruceandmark.com.
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