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The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr.


A biography of the passionate, contradictory father of William, Henry and Alice James. The author counters the popular view - a view that the James family perpetuated - that Henry James Sr was a ""benignant"" man who devoted himself to the good of his children, preached tolerance, and practised self-effacement. Instead, he shows us a man who developed a convoluted personal philosophy to account for his own feelings of pain and guilt, his conviction of his essential sinfulness and capacity for evil, and his fragile sense of ...

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The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr.
2001, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558493315

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The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr.
1994, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374153830


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