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A middle-period short story by Henry James about the enthusiasms and decay of an intellectually curious servant. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Brooksmithplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 26, brokosmith rated it it was amazing. I was deeply touched by this story about an intellectually curious servant. Ja,es in the Series, this short story provided a sad realism to lives that were separated by class in society and the inability of the lower classes to advance in society.

Mar 12, Graychin rated it liked it. In the garden of society, some are showy flowers, some noble towering trees, and some shade-giving vines. This is a dated but effective portrait of an intellectually curious member of the serving class. Melissa Giamou rated it did not like it May 27, Ezekiel Shawn rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Neverneve rated it really liked it Mar 30, Dean Karpowicz rated it liked it Jun 12, Zakhar Dyner rated it really liked it Dec 03, Tonya rated brkoksmith liked it Apr 14, Michael Grogan rated it liked it Jan 03, Gy Calvert rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Mike rated it liked it Feb 20, Yve rated it really liked it May 05, Suralista rated it liked it Jan 26, Surhay Kilic rated it did not like it May 10, Cheyenne Elizabeth rated it really liked it Sep 20, Paula rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Nov 05, Swati rated it it was ok Jan 28, Ashly Lynn rated it did not like it Aug 22, Brina rated it really liked it Jun 23, Sneh Pradhan rated it it was ok Aug 23, Jan rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Brett rated it it was ok Jan 05, Natalia rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Jennifer Foden rated it really liked it Aug 19, Valentina rated it really liked it Nov 21, brooksmitth There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death.

Tuesday Reading Room – Brooksmith by Henry James

He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.

James insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world, as French authors were.

His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century.


An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success.

A discussion of Henry James’s Brooksmith

His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales. Books by Henry James. No trivia or jamss yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.