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Letters from Palazzo Barbaro Henry James

Letters from Palazzo Barbaro

Henry James

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ISBN : 9781885586049
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Henry James (1843-1916) first came to Venice as a tourist, but was soon fascinated by the city, and particularly by the splendid gothic Palazzo Barbaro, situated on the Grand Canal, home of the expatriate American Curtis family. In the gilded andMoreHenry James (1843-1916) first came to Venice as a tourist, but was soon fascinated by the city, and particularly by the splendid gothic Palazzo Barbaro, situated on the Grand Canal, home of the expatriate American Curtis family. In the gilded and stuccoed salon of the palace, John Singer Sargent painted family portraits and Browning read his poems. James frequently returned to the palace to write, completing The Aspern Papers there. This selection of letters covers the period 1869-1907, and provides a unique record of the work of this great writer.