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Ransom s the name Basil Ransom Status, bachelor Occupation general brokerage, whatever the hell that means Occupation at the moment just having fun Let me tell you about my evening It was last evening The one before this one What a politico literary gathering that was The drinks were loaded and so were the dolls I narrowed my eyes and poured a stiff Manhattan and then I sawVerena Tarrant What a dame, a big, bountiful babe in the region of 38 23 36 One hell of a region She was Ransom s the name Basil Ransom Status, bachelor Occupation general brokerage, whatever the h I listened to this on audible while driving to from work it took awhile, but the book allows itself to be read in chunks The story is certainly a bit too long typically Jamesian, I guess , often melodramatic but, in the end, quite good Magnficent characters Verena, Olive, BasilThe audible was narrated by a woman named Xe Sands pronounced ex y Sands she specializes in reading audible erotic romances so I guess Xe is not chinese probably her real name is Mildred o I listened to this on audible while driving to from work it took awhile, but the book allows itself to be read in chunks The story is certainly a bit too long typically Jamesian, I guess , often melodramatic but, in the end, quite good Magnficent characters Verena, Olive, BasilThe audible was narrated by a woman named Xe Sands pronounced ex y Sands she specializes in reading audible erotic romances so I guess Xe is not chinese probably her real name is Mildred or something That said, the reading was brilliant a pity she doesn t doserious reading.There is a great joke in the Wiki entry Another theme in the book, much discussed recently, is Olive s possi , , , Gutenberg Orbis Literae Newsflash Henry James is funny Seriously, he likes to laugh And he s good at it Who knew The opening of this book reads like a farce, a comedy of manners, a vicious taking apart of characters worthy of Oscar Wilde It does diminish and get ratherserious over the course of the novel, but it never entirely goes away Henry s vicious In a good way I mean, you may feel a little bad as he chooses to rip into the feminist movement as a target, but at least his chosen characters fully dese Newsflash Henry James is funny Seriously, he likes to laugh And he s good at it Who knew The opening of this book reads like a farce, a comedy of manners, a vicious taking apart of characters worthy of Oscar Wilde It does diminish and get ratherserious over the course of the novel, but it never entirely goes away Henry s vicious In a good way I mean, you may feel a little bad as he chooses to rip into the feminist movement as a target, but at least his chosen characters fully deserve it I will warn you that you will be thinking of creative ways for Olive Chancellor to die after the first fifty pages or so Or wishing that James sent her to a lesbian whorehouse to work out her issues Man And to be fair, it isn t just the feminists he attacks He attacks everyone But not only attack He does make the characters complex Olive s a fascinating study in r , Henry James Henry James ,, , I found The Bostonians repulsive on so many levels Where to even beginJames is creating a world where it seems he wants you to find certain things repulsive, and you do, as a 21st century reader, although not necessarily quite as he hopes The novel opens with Basil Ransom, a gallant Mississippian, paying a visit to his Boston cousin, the austere but still young spinster Olive Chancellor Olive has invited Basil north in the hopes that he will become interested in her widowed sister, Mrs Lu I found The Bostonians repulsive on so many levels Where to even beginJames is creating a world where it seems he wants you to find certain things repulsive, and you do, as a 21st century reader, although not necessarily quite as he hopes The novel opens with Basil Ransom, a gallant Mississippian, paying a visit to his Boston cousin, the austere but still young spinster Olive Chancellor Olive has invited Basil north in the hopes that he will become interested in her widowed sister, Mrs Luna, and that they will marry Instead, Basil attends an evening salon featuring an impassioned oral recitation by Verena Tarrant, the young, beautiful daughter of a cheesy mesmerist, Selah Tarrant This is one of those 19th century scenes where the father must place his hands on the daughter s head in order to stimulate her gift for spe This Brilliant Satire Of The Women S Rights Movement In America Is The Story Of The Ravishing Inspirational Speaker Verena Tarrant And The Bitter Struggle Between Two Distant Cousins Who Seek To Control Her Will The Privileged Boston Feminist Olive Chancellor Succeed In Turning Her Beloved Ward Into A Celebrated Activist And Lifetime Companion Or Will Basil Ransom, A Conservative Southern Lawyer, Steal Verena S Heart And Remove Her From The Limelight The Bostonians Has A Vigor And Blithe Wit Found Nowhere Else In James, Writes A S Byatt In Her Introduction It Is About Idealism In A Democracy That Is Still Recovering From A Civil War Bitterly Fought For Social Ideals Written With A Ferocious, Precise, Detailed And Wildly Comic Realism. Another step in the slow accretion of my lifelong project of reading the major novels and stories The Bostonians maddening, thrilling, vexing, and troublesome illustrates again the principle that at its very highest levels fiction operates upon the reader in a messy and unpredictable way As I write this, I am about to go to the Great Books discussion group at the Yale Club, which typically comprises late middle aged women and me my peeps, in other words and which is always enligh Another step in the slow accretion of my lifelong project of reading the major novels and stories The Bostonians maddening, thrilling, vexing, and troublesome illustrates again the principle that at its very highest levels fiction operates upon the reader in a messy and unpredictable way As I write this, I am about to go to the Great Books discussion group at the Yale Club, which typically comprises late middle aged women and me my peeps, in other words and which is always enlightening and amusing It i A shallow portrayal of pathetic people caught up in the selfish advancement of their own interests Two self absorbed individuals vie for the affections of and control over an enchanting prophetess As with many of Henry James works, this one also focuses on the movement afoot in the late 1800s regarding the emancipation of women The substance of the moveme Just sit down here and let me ask a simple question Do you think any state of society can come to good that is based upon an organised wrong This book, somewhat unfairly, has a reputation as being James satire on the early suffragette feminist movement in 1880s Boston I say unfairly because while it s without doubt poking lots of pointed fun at a lot of things, I don t think the question of giving women an equal education, vote and social voice is one of them And, just to back up aJust sit down here and let me ask a simple question Do you think any state of society can come to good that is based upon an organised wrong This book, somewhat unfairly, has a reputation as being James satire on the early suffragette feminist mov