The Bostonians Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Bostonians

This is one book of Henry james' that has been slighted. It is a study of the conflict between a male and female cousin over the place of first standing in a mutual woman's affections. The female wants to use her for her social drive toward women's equal political/legal rights - the male wants her for his wife in an old-fashioned marriage. The male wins. A fantastic book.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   19th century Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism    -   women fighting for rights Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Cousin Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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