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Author Gunter, Susan E., 1947-

Title Alice in Jamesland : the story of Alice Howe Gibbens James / Susan E. Gunter
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 422 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Stirrings -- New ventures -- He loves me, he loves me not -- Alice in Jamesland -- The grief child -- New directions -- 95 Irving Street and beyond -- On sabbatical -- The will to endure -- To bad Nauheim -- Mendings -- A form of use -- The lull before the storm -- Summer's end -- Last things -- The philosopher's widow -- Passages -- Living option
Summary Alice in Jamesland, the first biography of Alice Howe Gibbens James?wife of the psychologist and philosopher William James, and sister-in-law of novelist Henry James?was made possible by the rediscovery of hundreds of her letters and papers thought to be destroyed in the 1960s. Encompassing European travel, Civil War profiteering, suicide, a stormy courtship, séances, psychedelic mushrooms, the death of a child, and an enduring love story, Alice in Jamesland is a portrait of a nineteenth-century upper-middle-class marriage, told often through Alice?s own letters and made all the more dynamic b
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-405) and index
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Subject James, Alice Howe Gibbens -- Family.
James, Alice Howe Gibbens.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Family.
James, William, 1842-1910 -- Family.
James, William, 1842-1910 -- Marriage.
James family.
Sisters-in-law -- United States -- Biography.
Spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- 1865-1921 -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803222750 (electronic bk.)
9780803222755 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)