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awkward age.

Henry James Jr.

awkward age.

by Henry James Jr.

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesNorton Library, Norton library
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 368 p.
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18978068M

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LibriVox recording of The Awkward Age by Henry James. Read in English by Anna Simon Nanda Brookenham is coming of age, and thus 'coming out' in London society - which leads to complications in her family's social set in London's fin de siècle life.   The Awkward Age Henry JAMES ( - ) Nanda Brookenham is coming of age, and thus 'coming out' in London society - which leads to complications in her family's social set in London's fin de.

—Book Reporter “Francesca Segal is precise and funny, and The Awkward Age is brimming with keen observations of the highest order—the clever, the sore, and the sublime.” —Emma Straub, New York Times­-bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers.   One stereotype of bookworms is that they’re withdrawn, socially inept people. This is an unfair generalization. At the same time, though, books have long been the refuge of people who don’t mind solitude, who can grasp ideas better from text than from speech, and who appreciate the articulacy of a well-constructed paragraph over the standard stammerings of .


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—Book Reporter “Francesca Segal is precise and funny, and The Awkward Age is brimming with keen observations of the highest order—the clever, the sore, and the sublime.” —Emma Straub, New York Times­-bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers/5(54).

Francesca Segal's The Awkward Age (Riverhead, digital galley) may borrow the name of a Henry James novel, but it's a thoroughly modern drama of a blended London family. Julia and James are blissfully in love despite the resistance of Julia's year-old daughter Gwen, who can't stand James nor his snarky year-old son Nathan/5.

As with so many knowing novels, the first line of Francesca Segal’s “The Awkward Age” foretells it all: The teenagers will ruin everything. The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal review – modern-day family fallout But while appreciating its artistry, I can’t love this book.

The detail is spot on, and yet it. The famous author of classic novels such as The Portrait of a Lady and The Bostonians prepared to write his new book in The Awkward Age.

The novel is set in the upper class world of London. The heroine is Nanda Brookenham who is the granddaughter of the late Lady Julia. Nanda has a feckless adult brother Harold who is a a gambler who is /5(21).

The Awkward Age is about two families—with two separate histories—living under one roof. Discuss how the book upends the conventions of the nuclear family structure. The book also questions the roles of motherhood; how do Julia and Gwen rely on each other as mother and daughter?/5(5).

Awkward is a little awkward, it doesn't quite have its flow, yet. Everything that comes off so gracefully in the next book - diverse characters, middle-school problems, family problems - feel a little more forced, less organic, in this first volume. Regardless, it's /5.

The Awkward Age Homework Help Questions. Who is Tishy Grendon in Henry James's The Awkward Age. Tishy Grendon is one of Nanda's friends, a married woman whom Mrs.

Brookenham strongly disapproves of. About The Awkward Age “A very smart, soulful, compelling, elegantly written domestic novel about a wedged-together family, and what can go wrong when teenage children decide they have minds (and hormones) of their own.” —Nick Hornby “A spry and accomplished comedy of manners.” —The New York Times Book Review.

THE AWKWARD AGE BOOK FIRST. LADY JULIA I Save when it happened to rain Vanderbank always walked home, but he usually took a hansom when the rain was moderate and adopted the preference of the philosopher when it was heavy.

On this occasion he therefore recognised as the servant opened the door a congruity between the weather and the “four. This is what happens in her book THE AWKWARD AGE. Part humor, part seems-like-real life, part sad, and a whole lot of awkward.

And a whole lot of walking on egg shells and not telling each other how you really feel. It seems hard enough to bring parents with kids together into a new marriage let alone introducing teen-aged children/5(53).

Read this book on Questia. I recall with perfect ease the idea in which The Awkward Age had its origin, but reperusal gives me pause in respect to naming it.

This composition, as it stands, makes, to my vision--and will have made perhaps still more to that of its readers--so considerable a mass beside the germ sunk in it and still possibly distinguishable, that I am half-moved to.

The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal, book review: A painful delight to read Segal's book, in which romantic and parental love go head to head when two middle-aged people fall in love, has all the 5/5.

Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he's a member of her own club's archrivals, the science club. And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive in middle school.

The Awkward Age NPR coverage of The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal. News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Francesca Segal.

"A very smart, soulful, compelling, elegantly written domestic novel about a wedged-together family, and what can go wrong when teenage children decide they have minds (and hormones) of their own." —Nick Hornby “A spry and accomplished comedy of manners.” —The New York Times Book Review“They've chosen the one thing that will make our family life impossible.

Book Reviews And Recommendations: Infant And Toddler Age Children, Ages Book Reviews And Recommendations: Preschool To Elementary, Ages Book Reviews And Recommendations: Preteen And Tween, Ages Book Reviews And Recommendations: Teen And Young Adult, Ages 12+ The key to creating lifelong readers is parental involvement.

The Awkward Age (Book): James, Henry: Henry James had arrived at such mastery of the forms and uses of fiction by the time he published The Awkward Age in that this story of a young girl introduced into a casually corrupt circle of sophisticates is at once a universal drama of innocence confronting evil, a detailed examination of a social order, and a.

The Awkward Age, which has been much praised for its natural dialogue and the delicacy of feeling it conveys, exemplifies Conrad's remark that James 'is never in deep gloom or in violent sunshine. first published as a serial in Harper's Weekly in and then as a book later in Originally conceived as a brief, light story about.

The Awkward Age, novel by Henry James, published in Written mostly in dialogue with limited narrative explanation, The Awkward Age is the story of Nanda Brookenham, a young society woman whose attempts at marriage are foiled by various members of her mother’s social circle.

Nanda’s manipulative mother, Fernanda, is the hostess of a fashionable London salon. "THE AWKWARD AGE plays out in a way that is both entirely inevitable and yet consistently surprising, and one can imagine plenty of intense conversations among readers about the choices the characters make." The only lump in the leaven of Julia’s happiness is the strain between James and Julia’s teenage daughter, Gwen.

The Awkward Age - audio book Henry JAMES ( - ) Nanda Brookenham is coming of age, and thus 'coming out' in London society - which leads to complications in her family's social set in."The Awkward Age" reveals a general treatment of decadence and corruption in English 'turn of the century' life.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brookenham host an effete, rather corrupt social circle. Their children are worthless Harold and sweet but knowledgeable Nanda (age 18).