By Jean Strouse
Preface through Colm Tóibín.
The Jameses are possibly the main amazing and unusual kinfolk in American highbrow existence. Henry’s novels, celebrated as among the best within the language, and William’s groundbreaking philosophical and mental works have received those brothers an enduring position on the middle of the nation’s cultural firmament. much less renowned is their enigmatic more youthful sister, Alice. yet as Jean Strouse’s beneficiant, probing, and deeply sympathetic biography indicates, Alice James was once a desirable and remarkable determine in her personal correct. Tormented all through her brief lifestyles by way of an array of apprehensive problems, restricted by means of social conference and inner clash from reaching the worldly luck she wanted, Alice used to be still a shiny, witty author, an acute social observer, and as alert, inquiring, and fascinating an individual as her well-known brothers. “The ethical and philosophical questions that Henry wrote up as fiction and William as science,” writes Strouse, “Alice easily lived.”
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