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by John Kendrick Bangs,Henry James


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He was born in Yonkers, New York. His father Francis N. Bangs was a lawyer in New York City, as was his brother, Francis S. Bangs

He was born in Yonkers, New York. Bangs.

The Whole Family book. A unique novel told in chapters, each one by a different author  . The twelve authors are: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, John Kendrick Bangs, Alice Brown, Mary Stewart Doubleday Cut A unique novel told in chapters, each one by a different author. The unusual project was conceived by William Dean Howells, an American realist author and literary critic. Howells had hoped Mark Twain would be one of the authors, but Twain did not participate.

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The Whole Family, A Novel. has been added to your Cart. There's a whole tradition of novels written in this way, each author writing one chapter. With the exception of one chapter (Henry James' "The Married Son", which is an unmitigated bore), this is a surprisingly interesting and entertaining book, written from the points of view of various family members and friends, all of whom see the events in question differently. One person found this helpful.

a Novel by Twelve Authors (1908) is a collaborative novel told in twelve chapters, each by a different author.

The Whole Family: a Novel by Twelve Authors (1908) is a collaborative novel told in twelve chapters, each by a different author.

by John Kendrick Bangs (Author), Henry James (Author). I wanted to read it to see if 12 authors could make a cohesive and interesting book

by John Kendrick Bangs (Author), Henry James (Author). I wanted to read it to see if 12 authors could make a cohesive and interesting book. I would say they did very well, except for one, who's chapter was so rambling and unintelligible I had to just scan the paragraphs to get any sense out of i. ut, all in all,it was a good book.

The Whole Family: a Novel by Twelve Authors. Etext prepared by Dianne Bean, Prescott Valley, Arizona. I. The Father by William Dean Howells II. The Old-Maid Aunt by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman III. The Grandmother by Mary Heaton Vorse IV. The Daughter-in-Law by Mary Stewart Cutting V. The School-Girl by Elizabeth Jordan VI. This unusual project was conceived by novelist William Dean Howells and carried out under the direction of Harper's. Howells' idea for the novel was to show how an engagement or marriage would affect and be affected by an entire family

The Son-in-Law by John Kendrick Bangs

The Son-in-Law by John Kendrick Bangs. The Married Son by Henry James. The Married Daughter by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Critic Alfred Bendixen sympathized when he wrote: "As The Whole Family developed, the plot increasingly focused on family misunderstandings and family rivalries, which were mirrored by the artistic rivalries of the authors.

Howells' wished to explore how an entire family might both affect and be affected by a marriage. The narrative became somewhat of a mirror for the at-times contentious relationships between its various authors.

John Kendrick Bangs was an American author and satirist whose most famous works were mysteries. Illustrated by Albert Levering with 33 pictures

John Kendrick Bangs was an American author and satirist whose most famous works were mysteries. In particular, his series about the gentleman thief Raffles remain popular today. Illustrated by Albert Levering with 33 pictures. Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream is a novel by John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1907 and published by Doubleday, Page & Co. of New York. It is a political parody of Lewis Carroll's two books, published in London, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871). It is critical of economic issues such as taxation, corporate greed, and corruption.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Comments: (7)

Sti
This book is light and interesting ,and for the mosh part,easy to understand,even though written in the style of early Victorian.
I wanted to read it to see if 12 authors could make a cohesive and interesting book. I would say they did very well , except for one, who's chapter was so rambling and unintelligible I had to just scan the paragraphs to get any sense out of it.But , all in all,it was a good book.
BeatHoWin
Love this book. This is the best collaboration of 19th century authors. Very clever. If you like 19th century American literature, I highly recommend. Interesting how each author redirected the story line. And the introductory explanation of the effort involved to bring it all together was quite interesting as well.
Nalmergas
It was interesting that so many different authors could write in the same style.
Humorous to see the situation from each point of view.
I thought it would be a novel with each author building on the what the other had written, when really it was one situation told by each character.
Welahza
This book took a little bit to get into simply because of the type of writing. It was written in the early 1900's so the views and custom's are a bit archaic. But once I adjusted to the style it was an enjoyable read. I was able to get into the characters the more I read and truly enjoyed it. Quite a change of pace, but I recommend it for light reading.
Tall
I am very happy to see this book available on the Kindle and to see that people are reading it! When I read it some years ago, I found it so fascinating that I did a lot of research on it, and ended up writing an entire book of cultural history. There's a whole tradition of novels written in this way, each author writing one chapter. Readers of the Kindle edition might want to know that the paper reprint also includes supporting materials that tell you a lot about the authors and about the process by which this quirky book was produced--it was originally serialized in Harper's Bazar (as the name was spelled then--same magazine though). And the contributors had a lot of disputes; the correspondence is quite funny. (Warning: self-promotion follows) Duke University Press has published both the novel (ed. Alfred Bendixen, with a short foreword by me) and my book, which is titled Publishing the Family--of course there's a short description on Amazon--pretty specialized, but I try to make it interesting! My sister advises that any readers who are not professional scholars should skip the introduction. :)
VAZGINO
With the exception of one chapter (Henry James' "The Married Son", which is an unmitigated bore), this is a surprisingly interesting and entertaining book, written from the points of view of various family members and friends, all of whom see the events in question differently. I enjoyed it very much and recommend it! if you like domestic mysteries written in the early 20th century and focusing more on relationships than events, this is a great book!
Majin
This novel was enjoyable to read. Each of the twelve writers takes a family member and tells the story of a daughter's engagement through through their eyes. The story flows together pretty well, except for the piece written by Henry James. I thought it bogged down there, and the tone was much too somber compared with the rest of the book. However, you can easily skim over that chapter and still understand the plot. I'm glad I read this book.
The Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors download epub
Literary
Author: John Kendrick Bangs,Henry James
ISBN: 1419187880
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
Pages: 180 pages