A Group Biography
Overlook Press 2008
9780715638385   Product Code: 72400
The philosopher William James, his novelist brother Henry and their sister, the diarist Alice, were the most eminent members of an eminent family. So varied and wide-ranging were their concerns that this book is more than just a collective biography, but a history of American intellectual life from the Civil War to the First World War. Republished for the first time in 40 years, Matthiessen's classic study is essential reading for anyone interested in literature or the history of ideas.