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Nanda Brookenham is 'coming out' in London society. Thrust suddenly into the vicious, immoral circle that has gathered round her mother, she even finds herself in competition with Mrs Brookenham for the affection of the man she admires. Light and ironic in its touch, The Awkward Age nevertheless analyzes the English character with great subtlety.
The Awkward Age, which has been much praised for its natural dialogue and the delicacy of feeling it conveys, exemplifies Conrad's remark that James 'is never in deep gloom or in violent sunshine. But he feels deeply and vividly every delicate shade.'

first published as a serial in Harper's Weekly in 1898-1899 and then as a book later in 1899. Originally conceived as a brief, light story about the complications created in her family's social set by a young girl coming of age, the novel expanded into a general treatment of decadence and corruption in English fin de siècle life. James presents the novel almost entirely in dialogue, an experiment that adds to the immediacy of the scenes but also creates serious ambiguities about characters and their motives.

53 editions First published in 1899

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The awkward age
2009, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Awkward Age
2009, Penguin Group UK
Electronic resource in English
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The awkward age
2009, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Awkward Age
January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
Paperback in English
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The Awkward Age
July 25, 2007, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Hardcover in English
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The Awkward Age
July 15, 2007, 1st World Library - Literary Society
Paperback in English
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The Awkward Age
June 15, 2007, 1st World Library - Literary Society
Hardcover in English
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The Awkward Age (Dodo Press)
April 20, 2007, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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The Awkward Age (Large Print Edition)
September 27, 2006, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Awkward Age
September 27, 2006, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Awkward Age
December 2005, North Books
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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The Awkward Age
December 2005, North Books
Hardcover in English
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The Awkward Age
April 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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The Awkward Age (Oxford World's Classics)
April 30, 2003, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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The Awkward Age
August 1, 2003, Wildside Press
Hardcover in English
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The Awkward Age
July 2003, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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The Awkward Age
September 1, 2003, Wildside Press
Paperback in English
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The Awkward Age
July 2003, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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The awkward age
1996, Wordsworth American Library
in English
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The awkward age
1993, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
in English
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The awkward age
1993, Everyman's Library
in English
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The awkward age
1987, Penguin Books, 1987.
in English
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The Awkward Age (Penguin Classics)
October 6, 1987, Penguin Classics
in English
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The Awkward Age (World's Classics)
September 6, 1984, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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The awkward age
1979, A. M. Kelly
in English
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The Awkward Age (Modern Classics)
July 30, 1974, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback - New Impression edition
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The Awkward Age (Modern Classics)
July 30, 1974, Penguin (Non-Classics)
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The awkward age
1970, A.M. Kelly
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Awkward Age
January 1, 1969, Norton*(ww Norton Co
Paperback
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The awkward age.
1969, W.W. Norton
in English
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The awkward age
1967, Bodley Head
in English
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The awkward age
1966, Penguin Books
in English
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The awkward age
1966, Penguin Books
in English
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The awkward age.
1963, Scribner
in English
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The awkward age
1949, Pantheon Books
in English
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The awkward age
1948, H. Hamilton
in English
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The awkward age
1936, Scribner
in English - New York ed
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The awkward age
1930, Macmillan and Co., Limited
in English - [New complete ed., Pocket ed.]
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The awkward age
1922, Macmillan
in English
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The awkward age
1922, Macmillan
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The Awkward Age
June 1908, A. M. Kelley
Hardcover in English
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The awkward age
1908, Scribner's
- New York ed.
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The awkward age.
1908, Scribner
in English
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The awkward age.
1899, Harper
in English
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The awkward age
1899, W. Heinemann
in English
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The awkward age: a novel.
1899, Harper & Brothers Publishers
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The awkward age.
1899, Macmillan
in English
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The awkward age
1899, W. Heinemann
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Awkward age.
1899, Hamilton
in English
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Awkward Age (Wordsworth American Classics)
Publish date unknown, Universal Sales Marketing
Unknown Binding
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Awkward age.
Publish date unknown, Heinemann
in English
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