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Roderick Hudson - Chapter 5. Christina Roderick Hudson - Chapter 5. Christina

Roderick Hudson - Chapter 5. Christina
CHAPTER V. ChristinaThe brilliant Roman winter came round again, and Rowland enjoyed it, in a certain way, more deeply than before. He grew at last to feel that sense of equal possession, of intellectual nearness, which it belongs to the peculiar magic of the ancient city to infuse into minds of a cast that she never would have produced. He became passionately, unreasoningly fond of all Roman sights and sensations, and to breathe the Roman atmosphere began to seem a needful condition of being. He could not have defined and explained the nature of his great love, nor have made up... Long Stories - Post by : fnewtz - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1354

Roderick Hudson - Chapter 4. Experience Roderick Hudson - Chapter 4. Experience

Roderick Hudson - Chapter 4. Experience
CHAPTER IV. ExperienceRowland passed the summer in England, staying with several old friends and two or three new ones. On his arrival, he felt it on his conscience to write to Mrs. Hudson and inform her that her son had relieved him of his tutelage. He felt that she considered him an incorruptible Mentor, following Roderick like a shadow, and he wished to let her know the truth. But he made the truth very comfortable, and gave a succinct statement of the young man's brilliant beginnings. He owed it to himself, he said, to remind her that he had not judged... Long Stories - Post by : bmhayes - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2332

Roderick Hudson - Chapter 3. Rome Roderick Hudson - Chapter 3. Rome

Roderick Hudson - Chapter 3. Rome
CHAPTER III. RomeOne warm, still day, late in the Roman autumn, our two young men were sitting beneath one of the high-stemmed pines of the Villa Ludovisi. They had been spending an hour in the mouldy little garden-house the colossal mask of the famous Juno looks out with blank eyes from that dusky corner which must seem to her the last possible stage of a lapse from Olympus. Then they had wandered out into the gardens, and were lounging away the morning under the spell of their magical picturesqueness. Roderick declared that he would go nowhere else; that, after the... Long Stories - Post by : johnb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1367

Roderick Hudson - Chapter 2. Roderick Roderick Hudson - Chapter 2. Roderick

Roderick Hudson - Chapter 2. Roderick
CHAPTER II. RoderickEarly on the morrow Rowland received a visit from his new friend. Roderick was in a state of extreme exhilaration, tempered, however, by a certain amount of righteous wrath. He had had a domestic struggle, but he had remained master of the situation. He had shaken the dust of Mr. Striker's office from his feet."I had it out last night with my mother," he said. "I dreaded the scene, for she takes things terribly hard. She does n't scold nor storm, and she does n't argue nor insist. She sits with her eyes full of tears that never fall,... Long Stories - Post by : SexMaster - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1325

Roderick Hudson - Chapter 1. Rowland Roderick Hudson - Chapter 1. Rowland

Roderick Hudson - Chapter 1. Rowland
CHAPTER I. RowlandMallet had made his arrangements to sail for Europe on the first of September, and having in the interval a fortnight to spare, he determined to spend it with his cousin Cecilia, the widow of a nephew of his father. He was urged by the reflection that an affectionate farewell might help to exonerate him from the charge of neglect frequently preferred by this lady. It was not that the young man disliked her; on the contrary, he regarded her with a tender admiration, and he had not forgotten how, when his cousin had brought her home on her... Long Stories - Post by : puthranv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1592

The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 4 The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 4

The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 4
BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER IV.These young persons were thus at once confronted across the room, and the girl explained her preparation. "I was listening hard--for your knock and your voice.""Then know that, thank God, it's all right!"--Hugh was breathless, jubilant, radiant."A Mantovano?" she delightedly cried."A Mantovano!" he proudly gave back."A Mantovano!"--it carried even Lady Sandgate away."A Mantovano--a sure thing?" Mr. Bender jumped up from his business, all gaping attention to Hugh."I've just left our blest Bardi," said that young man--"who hasn't the shadow of a doubt and is delighted to publish it everywhere.""Will he publish it right here to _me?_" Mr. Bender... Long Stories - Post by : tuamigo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 3218

The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 3 The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 3

The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 3
BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER III."He can't bear to do it, poor man!" Lady Sand-gate ruefully remarked to her remaining guest after Lord John had, under extreme pressure, dashed out to Bond Street."I dare say not!"--Lord Theign, flushed with the felicity of self-expression, made little of that. "But he goes too far, you see, and it clears the air--pouah! Now therefore"--and he glanced at the clock--"I must go to Kitty.""Kitty--with what Kitty wants," Lady Sandgate opined--"won't thank you for _that!_""She never thanks me for anything"--and the fact of his resignation clearly added here to his bitterness. "So it's no great loss!""Won't you at... Long Stories - Post by : Ian_Traynor - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2006

The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 2 The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 2

The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 2
BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER II.Lord John, reannounced the next instant from the nearest quarter and quite waiving salutations, left no doubt of the high pitch of his eagerness and tension as soon as the door had closed behind him. "What on earth then do you suppose he has come back to _do_--?" To which he added while his hostess's gesture impatiently disclaimed conjecture: "Because when a fellow really finds himself the centre of a cyclone----!""Isn't it just at the centre," she interrupted, "that you keep remarkably still, and only in the suburbs that you feel the rage? I count on dear Theign's... Long Stories - Post by : MikeA - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 769

The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 1 The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 1

The Outcry - Book 3 - Chapter 1
BOOK THIRD. CHAPTER I.HUGH CRIMBLE waited again in the Bruton Street drawing-room--this time at the afternoon hour; he restlessly shifted his place, looked at things about him without seeing them; all he saw, all he outwardly studied, was his own face and figure as he stopped an instant before a long glass suspended between two windows. Just as he turned from that brief and perhaps not wholly gratified inspection Lady Grace--that he had sent up his name to whom was immediately apparent--presented herself at the entrance from the other room. These young persons had hereupon no instant exchange of words; their... Long Stories - Post by : homebizfanatic - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1784

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 7 The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 7

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 7
BOOK SECOND. CHAPTER VII.Our young man showed another face than the face his friend had lately seen him carry off, and he now turned it distressfully from that source of inspiration to Lord Theign, who was flagrantly, even from this first moment, no such source at all, and then from his noble adversary back again, under pressure of difficulty and effort, to Lady Grace, whom he directly addressed. "Here I am again, you see--and I've got my news, worse luck!" But his manner to her father was the next instant more brisk. "I learned you were here, my lord; but as... Long Stories - Post by : cool-mo-de - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2095

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 6 The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 6

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 6
BOOK SECOND. CHAPTER VILeft alone he had a moment's meditation where he stood; it found issue in an articulate "Poor dear thing!"--an exclamation marked at once with patience and impatience, with resignation and ridicule. After which, waiting for his daughter, Lord Theign slowly and absently roamed, finding matches at last and lighting his cigarette--all with an air of concern that had settled on him more heavily from the moment of his finding himself alone. His luxury of gloom--if gloom it was--dropped, however, on his taking heed of Lady Grace, who, arriving on the scene through the other room, had had just... Long Stories - Post by : Kurtmon - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1215

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 5 The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 5

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 5
BOOK SECOND. CHAPTER VLady Sandgate, left alone with Lord Theign, drew the line at their companion's enthusiasm. "That may be true of Mr. Bender--for it's dreadful how he bears one down. But I simply find him a terror.""Well," said her friend, who seemed disposed not to fatigue the question, "I dare say a terror will help me." He had other business to which he at once gave himself. "And now, if you please, for that girl.""I'll send her to you," she replied, "if you can't stay to luncheon.""I've three or four things to do," he pleaded, "and I lunch with Kitty... Long Stories - Post by : TomDe - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1357

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 4 The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 4

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 4
BOOK SECOND. CHAPTER IV."Then Theign's not yet here!" Lord John had to resign himself as he greeted his American ally. "But he told me I should find you.""He has kept me waiting," that gentleman returned--"but what's the matter with him anyway?""The matter with him"--Lord John treated such ignorance as irritating--"must of course be this beastly thing in the 'Journal.'"Mr. Bender proclaimed, on the other hand, his incapacity to seize such connections. "What's the matter with the beastly thing?""Why, aren't you aware that the stiffest bit of it is a regular dig at you?""If you call _that a regular dig you can't... Long Stories - Post by : sweetsuccess - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1158

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 3 The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 3

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 3
BOOK SECOND. CHAPTER III."Ah, Mr. Crimble," he cordially inquired, "you've come with your great news?"Hugh caught the allusion, it would have seemed, but after a moment. "News of the Moretto? No, Mr. Bender, I haven't news _yet_." But he added as with high candour for the visitor's motion of disappointment: "I think I warned you, you know, that it would take three or four weeks.""Well, in _my country," Mr. Bender returned with disgust, "it would take three or four minutes! Can't you make 'em step more lively?""I'm expecting, sir," said Hugh good-humouredly, "a report from hour to hour.""Then will you let... Long Stories - Post by : Kickdrum - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 1392

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 2 The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 2

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 2
BOOK SECOND. CHAPTER II.As Hugh recognised in this friend's entrance and face the light of welcome he went, full of his subject, straight to their main affair. "I haven't been able to wait, I've wanted so much to tell you--I mean how I've just come back from Brussels I saw Pappen-dick, who was free and ready, by the happiest chance, to start for Verona, which he must have reached some time yesterday."The girl's responsive interest fairly broke into rapture. "Ah, the dear sweet thing!""Yes, he's a brick--but the question now hangs in the balance. Allowing him time to have got... Long Stories - Post by : Julie_Gardner - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2718

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 1 The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 1

The Outcry - Book 2 - Chapter 1
BOOK SECOND. CHAPTER I.LADY SANDGATE, on a morning late in May, entered her drawing-room by the door that opened at the right of that charming retreat as a person coming in faced Bruton Street; and she met there at this moment Mr. Gotch, her butler, who had just appeared in the much wider doorway forming opposite the Bruton Street windows an apartment not less ample, lighted from the back of the house and having its independent connection with the upper floors and the lower. She showed surprise at not immediately finding the visitor to whom she had been called."But Mr. Crimble------?""Here... Long Stories - Post by : aneeskhan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 2418

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 9 The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 9

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 9
BOOK FIRST. CHAPTER IX.Lord Theign, when he had gone, revolved--it might have been nervously--about the place a little, but soon broke ground. "He'll have told you, I understand, that I've promised to speak to you for him. But I understand also that he has found something to say for himself.""Yes, we talked--a while since," the girl said. "At least _he did.""Then if you listened I hope you listened with a good grace.""Oh, he speaks very well--and I've never disliked him."It pulled her father up. "Is that _all_--when I think so much of him?"She seemed to say that she had, to her... Long Stories - Post by : michned - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 3263

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 8 The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 8

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 8
BOOK FIRST. CHAPTER VIII.Hugh Crimble had come back from his voyage of discovery, and it was visible as he stood there flushed and quite radiant that he had caught in his approach Lord Theign's last inquiry and Mr. Bender's reply to it. You would have imputed to him on the spot the lively possession of a new idea, the sustaining sense of a message important enough to justify his irruption. He looked from one to the other of the three men, scattered a little by the sight of him, but attached eyes of recognition then to Lord Theign's, whom he remained... Long Stories - Post by : JTisch - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 3433

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 7 The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 7

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 7
BOOK FIRST. CHAPTER VIIMr. Bender indeed, formidably advancing, scarce had use for this assistance. "Happy to meet you--especially in your beautiful home, Lord Theign." To which he added while the master of Dedborough stood good-humouredly passive to his approach: "I've been round, by your kind permission and the light of nature, and haven't required support; though if I had there's a gentleman there who seemed prepared to allow me any amount." Mr. Bender, out of his abundance, evoked as by a suggestive hand this contributory figure. "A young, spare, nervous gentleman with eye-glasses--I guess he's an author. A friend of yours... Long Stories - Post by : Pete_Ticali - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 3194

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 6 The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 6

The Outcry - Book 1 - Chapter 6
BOOK FIRST. CHAPTER VI.Face to face with his visitor the master of Dedborough betrayed the impression his daughter appeared to have given him. "She didn't want to go?" And then before Lord John could reply: "What the deuce is the matter with her?"Lord John took his time. "I think perhaps a little Mr. Crimble.""And who the deuce is a little Mr. Crimble?""A young man who was just with her--and whom she appears to have invited.""Where is he then?" Lord Theign demanded."Off there among the pictures--which he seems partly to have come for.""Oh!"--it made his lordship easier. "Then he's all right--on such... Long Stories - Post by : larry01 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henry James - Read : 3287