By Michael Anesko

Henry James defied posterity to disturb his bones: he used to be adamant that his legacy be dependent solely on his courses and that his deepest existence and writings stay perpetually inner most. regardless of this, presently after his loss of life in 1916 an excessive fight begun between his kinfolk and his literary disciples to manage his posthumous acceptance, a fight that was once persevered by means of later generations of critics and biographers. Monopolizing the Master supplies a blow-by-blow account of this clash, which aroused extreme emotions of jealousy, suspicion, and proprietorship between those that claimed to be the simply custodians of James's literary legacy. With an unparalleled volume of recent proof now to be had, Michael Anesko finds the extraordinary social, political, and sexual intrigue that inspired―and influenced―the planned building of the Legend of the grasp.

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