“The virtue of The Daily Henry James is how rousingly it distills the exhortation that echoes across James’s work: Seize the day!”—The Wall Street Journal
First published with novelist Henry James’s approval in 1911 as the ultimate token of fandom—a limited edition quote-of-the-day collection titled The Henry James Year Book—this new edition remains a timeless delight for modern readers. Drawing on the Master’s novels, essays, reviews, plays, criticism, and travelogues, The Daily Henry James offers a series of impressions to carry us through the year.
From the deepest longings of Isabel Archer to James’s insights in The Art of Fiction, longer seasonal quotes introduce each month, while concise bits of wisdom and whimsy mark each day. Featuring a new foreword by James biographer Michael Gorra as well as the original introductions by James and his good friend William Dean Howells, this long-forgotten perennial calendar can now be discovered by James’s modern devotees, a treasure to be cherished daily, and for ages to come.