The Awkward Age (Penguin Classics)

By Henry James

Nanda Brookenham is 'coming out' in London society. Thrust unexpectedly into the vicious, immoral circle that has accumulated around her mom, she even reveals herself in festival with Mrs Brookenham for the love of the fellow she admires. mild and ironic in its contact, The Awkward Age however analyzes the English personality with nice subtlety.

The Awkward Age, which has been a lot praised for its average discussion and the delicacy of feeling it conveys, exemplifies Conrad's comment that James 'is by no means in deep gloom or in violent sunshine. yet he feels deeply and vividly each soft shade.'

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Mrs Brook exclaimed. Mitchy, talking for the 1st time, confronted her with extravagant gloom. ‘Do you actually imagine so? ’ ‘That’s her innocence! ’ the Duchess laughed. ‘And don’t you believe he has stumbled on it but? ’ Mrs Brook pursued earnestly to Tishy. ‘Isn’t it anything we'd all play at if –? ’ On which even if, suddenly checking herself, she replaced her observe. ‘Nanda, love, please pass and invite them to affix us. ’ Mitchy, at this, on his ottoman, wheeled instantly around to the lady, who checked out him prior to talking.

Mrs Brook, for a second, raised her eyes to a couple top immensity. ‘She’ll point out it. ’ Her husband, nevertheless, along with his legs outstretched, appeared instantly on the feet of his boots. ‘Are you very convinced? ’ Then as he remained with no a solution: ‘Why should still she if he hasn’t instructed her –? ’ ‘Of the way in which I see you later in the past tell you that he had positioned the problem to Van? It’s now not out among them in phrases, doubtless; yet I fancy that, for issues to move, they’ve to not dot their i’s relatively loads, my pricey, as we do.

Yet what the deuce fairly is Aggie? ’ ‘Well,’ acknowledged Nanda with the frankest curiosity, ‘she’s a miracle. If you may be her precisely, completely, with no the least little mite of swap, one may most likely do the easiest factor to shut with it. in a different way – apart from anyting yet that – I’d relatively brazen it out as myself. ’ There fell among them in this a silence of a few mins, and then it will not likely were attainable for both to claim if their eyes had met whereas it lasted. This was once at any price now not the case as Vanderbank eventually exclaimed: ‘Your brass, my expensive younger girl, is 24-karat gold!

Pricey Van could have performed his most sensible, and we will have performed ours. Mr Longdon can have performed his – negative Nanda even can have performed hers. however it will all were in useless. However,’ Mrs Brook endured to expound, ‘she’ll most likely have the money. Mr Longdon would definitely think of that she’ll wish it if she doesn’t marry nonetheless greater than if she does. So we will be lots at least,’ she wound up – ‘I suggest Edward and that i and the kid may be – to the great. ’ Mitchy, for an equivalent sure bet, required yet an instant’s concept.

He’s some of the most attractive humans on the planet. ’ Her better half at this, with a short ask yourself, fastened her. ‘Does he, my expensive, are looking to marry you? ’ ‘Yes – to every kind of ridiculous humans. ’ ‘But I suggest – may you are taking him? ’ Nanda, emerging, met the query with a brief ironic ‘Yes! ’ that confirmed her first impatience. ‘It’s so captivating being liked,’ she went on, ‘without being authorized. ’ yet Mrs Brook simply desired to understand. ‘He doesn’t approve –? ’ ‘No, however it makes no distinction. It’s all precisely correct, the entire related.

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