'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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April 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Henry




This is turning out to be a literary holiday weekend for me!  Henry James was born in New York City in 1843. I knew the James family lived in Cambridge, and that Henry is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery there, but {I didn't know this} he briefly attended Harvard Law School, where I'll be working. Oh, cool.


2 comments:

JoAnn said...

I wanted to post the piece from The Writer's Almanac this morning, but already had my Classics Club post ready. So glad you've marked Henry's birthday!

michelle/http://inkyfoot.wordpress.com/ said...

Happy Belated birthday to Henry! I hope to get properly acquainted with him this year, after having my interest piqued when acquiring a biography of him (A Ring of Conspirators) last year, and several of his books this year at a great bargain. :)

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