By Lyndall Gordon
Henry James's cousin, Minny Temple, was once the "heroine" of his adolescence in New England; he observed her as a unfastened spirit, "a plant of natural American growth". the author Constance Fenimore Woolson was once a pal of his heart years in Europe, a solitary, mature girl who pursued her targets with an depth that matched his personal. either had a unprecedented effect on James, even (perhaps in particular) within the wakes in their untimely deaths.
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