The Reverberator (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)

The Reverberator (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)

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The Reverberator was published in 1888 and was somewhat of a departure for Henry James as it is both lighter and easier to read than some of his other works. It was a short comedic novel, a satire on the manners and ways of Americans as innocents abroad and not the least, the means the media uses to sell newspapers (James based it on a case of irresponsible reporting in Florence). It first appeared in print in Macmillan's Magazine. It came out in book form later the same year in both London and New York. The title name refers to a gossipy newspaper that employs one George Flack, its ambitious reporter in Paris. He wants to see The Reverberator become a large international publication. One of GeorgeAss friends is pretty Francie Dosson, whom he has designs on himself. Francie, however, soon becomes engaged to Gaston Probert, an American by birth.Francie protestedthatshe didna#39;t wantto be done in THATstyle, and Delia declared that she would as soon have her sister shown up ina magic lantern. They had hadthe fortune not to find Mr. Waterlowat home, so that theywere free to expressanbsp;...

Title:The Reverberator (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)
Author: Henry James
Publisher:Golgotha Press - 2013-11-19

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