August 23, 2017

The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James

The Beast in the Jungle
This is a very short story by Henry James, I think it’s the first of his I’ve read and I would like to try something longer. This one didn’t grip me at all – it’s the story of a man who’s always felt some catastrophe awaited him, but didn’t know when or what it owuld be. Then he discovers he’d told someone about it – and falls in love and then along comes the catastrophe.

Intriguing and an interesting take on life – but not a book I’m going to hold on to.

2nd Free Book in @Telegraph today!

the beast in the jungle by henry jamesToday (Sunday 6th February) the Sunday Telegraph continues to publicise the Penguin Mini Modern Classics series giving away a free copy of Henry James’ The Beast in the Jungle.

It’s a novella about John Marcher who lives believing that there’s something huge around the corner, and then it happens…

Yesterday (Saturday 5th February 2011) there was a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Babylon Revisited.