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Henry James and H.G. Wells a record of their friendship, their debate on the art of fiction, and their quarrel by Henry James Jr.

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Published by Rupert Hart-Davis in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited with an introduction by Leon Edel & Gordon N. Ray.
ContributionsWells, H. G. 1866-1946., Edel, Leon, 1907-, Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-
The Physical Object
Pagination272 p., [1] leaf of plates (front.) :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20251551M

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H. G. Wells, long-time friend and finally enemy of Henry James, once wrote, “For generations to come a select type of reader will brighten appreciatively to ‘The Spoils of Poynton,’ ‘The. The long and "affectionately quarrelsome friendship" (88) between James and Wells ended suddenly in July when Henry James wrote to H. G. Wells, saying that he had received the copy of a new book that Wells had left for him at the Reform Club. Mere living might suit others, but, as James told H. G. Wells in , “It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.” Wharton addressed her letters to James as “Cher Maître” because she bowed to his mastery of form.   The stupefyingly prolific H. G. Wells published more than a hundred books and slept with “well over a hundred women in his lifetime.” “Author, Author,” Lodge took on Author: Christopher Benfey.