Henry James: The American Scene (2509 words)

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After completing The Golden Bowl, the third and final novel of what came to be known as his “major phase”, Henry James sailed for the United States, where he arrived at the end of August, 1904. It was his first trip to his native country in twenty years. He was now sixty-one. In the course of his American sojourn James explored at length the city of his birth, New York–now the second-largest city in the world– revisited New England, went to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. (where he met President Theodore Roosevelt), and then travelled to Richmond, Charleston, Jacksonville, Palm Beach, and St. Augustine. In March 1905, he embarked on a lecture tour that took him to St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles. …

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Buonomo, Leonardo. "The American Scene". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 November 2006
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