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ISBN: 0140432647
Author: Geoffrey Moore Ph.D.,Henry James
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Revised ed. edition (July 1, 1986)
Pages: 400
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
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Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, S. and brother of eminent .

Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, S. and brother of eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. He spent his early life in America and studied in Geneva, London and Paris during his adolescence to gain the worldly experience so prized by his father. Paperback: 400 pages.

When wealthy Rowland Mallet first sees a sculpture by Roderick Hudson, he is astounded and pronounces it to be a work of genius, and is equally entranced by the sculptor's beauty, spirit and charisma. Wishing to give the impoverished artist the opportunity to develop his talent, he takes Roderick from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. But Roderick soon loses his inspiration and Rowland loses control of his protégé, while both fall in love with women they cannot ever have.

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Series: Penguin Classics. Mass Market Paperback: 128 pages. This book is terrible.

Title: Roderick Hudson By: Henry James Format: Paperback Vendor: Penguin Random House Publication Date .

Title: Roderick Hudson By: Henry James Format: Paperback Vendor: Penguin Random House Publication Date: 1986. Dimensions: . 2 X . 2 (inches) Weight: 7 ounces ISBN: 0140432647 ISBN-13: 9780140432640 Stock No: WW32647. Publisher's Description. Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, S.

Roderick Hudson Paperback – 1 July 1986. Henry James was born in 1843 in new York, with Scottish and Irish ancestry. If you are choosing a first, possibly only, James book? At this stage I would say The Portrait of a Lady

Roderick Hudson Paperback – 1 July 1986. Having studied in New York and Europe, he became a lawyer, and started writing in 1865. If you are choosing a first, possibly only, James book? At this stage I would say The Portrait of a Lady.

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When wealthy Rowland Mallet first sees a sculpture by Roderick Hudson, he is astounded and pronounces it to be a work of genius, and is equally entranced by the sculptor’s beauty, spirit and charisma.

Category: Fiction Classics Literary Fiction. Jul 01, 1986 ISBN 9780140432640. One of Henry James’s first novels, Roderick Hudson (1875) is a compelling depiction of the artistic temperament and of a young man who, like Icarus, flies too close to the sun. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

This is a list of books published as Penguin Classics. In 1996, Penguin Books published as a paperback A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics and Twentieth-Century Classics (. ISBN 0-14-771090-1). The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth. According to Mark by Penelope Lively. The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck. The Actual Saul Bellow.

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When wealthy Rowland Mallet first sees a sculpture by Roderick Hudson, he is astounded and pronounces it to be a work of genius, and is equally entranced by the sculptor's beauty, spirit and charisma. Wishing to give the impoverished artist the opportunity to develop his talent, he takes Roderick from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. But Roderick soon loses his inspiration and Rowland loses control of his protégé, while both fall in love with women they cannot ever have. Can Roderick be saved from the path to self-destruction he seems set on? One of Henry James's first novels, Roderick Hudson (1875) is a compelling depiction of the artistic temperament and of a young man who, like Icarus, flies too close to the sun.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Comments:

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I am a great enthusiast for the beautiful and subtle
novels of Henry James, but somehow I had never
read this one. It was early James and so the style is simpler, less opaque than a novel like Wings of the Dove, but still such exquisite work.
melody of you
I've embarked on a chronological reading of James (omitting Watch and Ward) and I can't agree that RH is any kind of great novel. I read the Kindle version which I presume is not a revised edition (?). The novel, rooted in the tag-end of the Romantic cult of the genius, centers on the relationship of Rowland (the prig) and Roderick (the genius) and the women they hopelessly adore. Both the genius and one of the women (the future Princess Cassamassima) are presented as monsters, but they are not terrible or tragic enough to be great ones. Both meet bad fates, but surely most readers react with relief, as the one is insufferable and the other is to be dealt with later in a novel of her own which hopefully will contain more of the fine subtlety and pathos we call Jamesian. The prig is tedious too -- the respected confidante of all, the patron of genius who is unable to live his own life and wealthy enough not to need to. If you are passionate about James, you must read this. If you are choosing a first, possibly only, James book? At this stage I would say The Portrait of a Lady. If you are picking one of the early books to read, The American is the most readable, with the best and best-matched characters, and the most suggestive of the tragic note of the later masterpieces.
X-MEN
Early (1875) novel by James, still writing in an accessible, if florid, style which is a delight to read. All the themes are present here that the author would develop more fully in future work. The unconscious (I believe) homoerotic subtext gives this book a unique place in James's novels. But it is the writer's love affair with Italy that stays with the reader!
Zonama
Not quite, but by comparison with late James, it's one his better novels.

THE AMERICAN, another early novel, and HUDSON are the best entry points for a fledgling reader of James' novels.

As time goes by, James slowly becomes more and more obscure, though with some wonderful interruptions to the pattern in the carpet, most notably THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, his greatest novel, THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA, and THE BOSTONIANS, major works of 19th century fiction. By the time he reaches THE AKWARD AGE sense is compromised by "subtlety", which reaches its zenith in THE GOLDEN BOWL, a novel that certainly should have been called MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, if Shakespeare hadn't already used the title.

TURN OF THE SCREW is a great novella, there are some wonderful short stories and literary criticism that ranges from excellent to trite. Otherwise, the place of Henry James in the history of literature amounts to a decline from talent and sense to formal fussiness and moral insignificance.
Legend 33
Could not get into it and finally gave up.
Vivaral
great read
Doriel
Poignant and picturesque--the tortured artist in all his glory set among the hills of Rome, the villas of Florence and the mountains of Switzerland
... or the apotheosis of the American Romance! "Roderick Hudson" was Henry James's second published full-length novel and his last, I would say, in the shared literary idiom of his 19th predecessors. His final tribute, if you will, to the 'Gothic' romances of the Brontes and above all of Nathaniel Hawthorne. I don't believe many critics have linked "Roderick Hudson" to Hawthorne's "The Marble Faun", but the linkage is tight, even if James didn't intend any connection. I would include Herman Melville's grand dismal romance "Pierre" in the linkage, except that I'm doubtful James ever knew of it. Even though most of the narrative takes place in Roma, "Roderick Hudson" is a New England novel at heart.

Published in serial in 1875, "Roderick Hudson" was not received with any great plaudits, and it hasn't been treated with the most ample respect by later literary critics. It's unquestionably true that James 'survived' -- luckily for us -- to write a dozen better novels than this one, beginning with his next, "The American". And yet "Roderick Hudson" is a very fine piece of writing! If James's next ten novels had been just as good but no better, he would still rank as one of the masters of the genre. What falls short for this reader in "Roderick Hudson" might ironically be exactly what could make it most enjoyable for other readers; it's a tale of drastic Passion, in which the characters are Larger Than Life. The excitement I find in reading James's more mature novels is that the characters are never dramatically exaggerated. They may be exceptional, but only in a manner well grounded in their ordinariness. The dramatis personae of "Roderick Hudson" are as sculptural as the intertwined and tormented figures of the Laocoön. The story portrays an anguishing Love Quadrangle:

Roderick is a young self-taught sculptor of Genius ... the most meteoric genius-to-be of the Age, and the most insufferable narcissist ever bent on self-destruction.

Christina Light is 'the most beautiful woman in Europe', raised by her odious mother to become literally a Princess. And a 'princess' she is, in the current derogatory American sense of the title! I might wonder if James's earliest readers found her credible, but I have no doubt that readers today will know what to expect of her. She is the Britney Spears or Sharon Stone of her epoch. She will reappear, by the way, as a character in a later James novel, chastened by experience but no less destructively alluring. Roderick of course is infatuated with her to the point of obsession.

Mary Garland is the New England girl par excellence, the finely spirited and spiritually fine abandoned fiancée, whom the unworthy consider 'plain' but the worthy recognize instinctively as 'handsome'. Our Principal Character is one of the worthy.

That Principal Character is Rowland Mallet, a wealthy American with no calling of his own except to be reliable and generous. His spontaneous recognition of Roderick's 'genius', and his decision to support Roderick's development by transporting him to Europe and subsidizing him there, is the launching point of the novel. Rowland is not a first-person narrator but nonetheless the focal lens of the narrative and the catalyst of most events. He is of course hopelessly in love with Mary Garland but incapable of self-interested disloyalty to his protegé. Almost colorless, he is nonetheless "the most interesting man in the world" in any interpretation of this novel.

Henry James wrote "Roderick Hudson" under the spell of Italy, upon his first visit there, and the descriptive settings in Roma and Firenze are spellbinding. The whole story is operatic in its emotive lushness; stripped of its rich vocabulary and nuances of description, it could easily be rewritten as a Danielle Steele tear-jerker. I don't mean that as dispraise, but rather as the highest praise, that James could take such an 'excessive' drama and write such subtle psychological insights into it.

This novel is included in the Library of America volume "Henry james: Novels 1871-1880" , along with 'Watch and Ward', 'Confidence', 'The American', and 'The Europeans'. I've already reviewed the last two. Some readers/reviewers have mistakenly suggested that Henry James is 'difficult' dry intellectual fare. I hope to persuade "you" of the contrary; James is juicy fun to read.

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