Leon Edel

Finalist, National Book Awards 1973
Winner, National Book Awards 1963
Finalist, 1980 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1981 National Book Awards

Leon Edel was Henry James Professor of English and American Letters at New York University. He received both the 1963 Pulitzer Prize and the 1963 National Book Award for the second and third volumes of his seminal five-volume biography of the American novelist and critic Henry James. Edel also edited books on James’s letters, plays, essays, criticism, and stories, and wrote introductions to new editions of James’s novels. In addition to his writings about James, Mr. Edel was the editor of four volumes of Edmund Wilson’s papers, wrote biographies of Willa Cather, Henry David Thoreau, and  a book about the Bloomsbury circle.
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Bloomsbury: A House of Lions

ISBN 9780397010431 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

A literary portrait of Great Britain's Bloomsbury group, a circle of writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists that lived, worked, and studied together in London during prior to World War Two. More about this book >

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Leon Edel

Leon Edel was Henry James Professor of English and American Letters at New York University. He received both the 1963 Pulitzer Prize and the 1963 National Book Award for the second and third volumes of his seminal five-volume biography of the American novelist and critic Henry James. Edel also edited books on James’s letters, plays, essays, criticism, and stories, and wrote introductions to new editions of James’s novels. In addition to his writings about James, Mr. Edel was the editor of four volumes of Edmund Wilson’s papers, wrote biographies of Willa Cather, Henry David Thoreau, and  a book about the Bloomsbury circle.

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