The Other House

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Paperback $17.95

NYRB Classics | Sep 30, 1999 | 340 Pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | ISBN 9780940322325

  • Paperback$17.95

    NYRB Classics | Sep 30, 1999 | 340 Pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | ISBN 9780940322325

Praise

“The Other House is the story of a brutal crime, and its violence is not duplicated in any of Henry James’s other works…[It] takes place in broad British daylight, and the passions which explode in it with such force are acted out on disciplined lawns between stately British houses, deriving their well—founded security from a banking fortune. The Other House is intensely British in its motives and emotions; and its intensity derives precisely from the fact that when the calm is broken, and the conflict…is engaged the contrast is as of a violent rush of air into a place of quiet…” —Leon Edel

“The Other House contains some of the most harrowing, compressed, and ambiguous scenes James ever wrote.” —Threepenny Review

“Played out on the tidy lawns between two aristocratic houses, the staid Eastmead and the boisterous Bounds, a desperately tangled love-scrimmage spirals into a crime of unspeakable brutality, with a deeply unsettling climax. Readers left puzzled by the murky pychosexual terror of James’s The Turn of The Screw should give this passionate melodrama a try.” —Library Journal

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