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|The Princess Casamassima is a vel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1885-1886 and then as a book in 1886. It is the story of an intelligent but confused young London bookbinder, Hyacinth Robinson, who becomes involved in radical politics and a terrorist assassination plot. The book is unusual in the Jamesian can for dealing with such a violent political subject. But it is often paired with ather vel published by James in the same year, The Bostonians, which is also concerned with political issues, though in a much less tragic manner. Amanda Pynsent, an impoverished seamstress, has adopted Hyacinth Robinson, the illegitimate son of her old friend Florentine Vivier, a Frenchwoman of less than sterling repute, and an English lord. Florentine had stabbed her lover to death several years ago, and Pinnie (as Miss Pynsent is nicknamed) takes Hyacinth to see her as she lies dying at Millbank prison. Hyacinth eventually learns that the dying woman is his mother and that she murdered his father.|
|Publisher||Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
|Date of Publication||01/10/2015|
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Subject||Crime, Thriller & Adventure|
|Product ID (ePID)||217622728|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Imprint||Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
|Content Note||black & white illustrations|
|Format Details||Trade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound|
The Princess Casamassima
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