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First published in 1886, The Bostonians is one of James' wittiest social satires. It begins with the arrival in Boston of Basil Ransom, in search of a career. The book turns on the relationship between Ransom, a conservative civil war veteran, his feminist cousin Olive Chancellor, and Verena Tarrant, a newcomer to their circle whose affections are sought by both Olive and Basil.James' ambivalence towards the reformist movement is made plain in this novel, which is crowded with eccentric and colourful characters. The narrative moves us in turns to sneer at the Boston reformers and to sympathise with Olive as she struggles to keep the reformist flame burning in her protege's heart.

52 editions First published in 1886

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The Bostonians
2009, The Floating Press
E-book in English
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The Bostonians
2009, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Bostonians
2009, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Bostonians
January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
Paperback in English
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The Bostonians (Dodo Press)
April 20, 2007, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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The Bostonians
2004, NuVision Publications
E-book in English
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The Bostonians
2003, Modern Library
in English - Modern Library pbk. ed.
Cover of: The Bostonians (World's Classics)
The Bostonians (World's Classics)
February 2002, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Turtleback in English
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The Bostonians: Volume 1
May 28, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
Paperback in English
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The Bostonians: a novel
2000, Penguin Books
in English
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The Bostonians
October 2000, North Books
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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The Bostonians
May 1999, North Books
Hardcover in English
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Bostonians
October 1999, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
Cover of: The Bostonians (Oxford World's Classics)
The Bostonians (Oxford World's Classics)
May 29, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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The Bostonians
1994, Everyman
in English
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The Bostonians
1994, J. M. Dent
in English
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The Bostonians
1992, Everyman's library
in English
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The Bostonians
1992, A. Knopf, Distributed by Random House
in English
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The Bostonians (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
January 1, 1991, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
Audio Cassette in English
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The Bostonians
1991, Vintage Books/the Library of America
in English - 1st Vintage Books/the Library of America ed.
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The Bostonians
1986, Penguin Books, Viking Penguin
in English
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The Bostonians
1984, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Bostonians (Signet Books)
January 2, 1980, Signet Classics
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The Bostonians
1976, Bobbs-Merrill
in English
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The Bostonians.
1975, Bobbs-Merrill
in English - [1st ed.]
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The Bostonians (Modern Classics)
June 30, 1974, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
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The Bostonians: a novel.
1974, Crowell
in English
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The Bostonians (Modern Classics)
June 30, 1974, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback in English - Mti Rei edition
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The Bostonians.
1969, Penguin
in English
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The Bostonians
1967, Bodley Head
in English
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The Bostonians.
1966, Penguin
in English
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The Bostonians
1966, Penguin
in English
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The Bostonians
September 1, 1964, McGraw-Hill Companies
Paperback in English
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The Bostonians: a novel
1956, Modern Library
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The Bostonians: a novel.
1956, Random House
in English
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The Bostonians: a novel.
1956, Modern Library
in English
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The Bostonians.: Introd. by Irving Howe.
1956, Modern Library
in English
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The Bostonians
1952, Lehmann
in English
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The Bostonians
1952, J. Lehmann
in English
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The Bostonians
1952, John Lehmann
in English
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The Bostonians
1948, Sidgwick & Jackson
in English
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The Bostonians.
1948, Sidgwick and Jackson
in English
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The Bostonians
1945, Dial Press
in English
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The Bostonians: a novel.
1886, Macmillan
in English
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The Bostonians: a novel.
1886, Macmillan
in English
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The Bostonians: a novel
1886, Macmillan and co.
in English
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The Bostonians: a novel.
1886, Macmillan
in English
Cover of: The Bostonians
The Bostonians: a novel.
1886, Macmillan
in English
Cover of: The Bostonians
The Bostonians: a novel
1886, Macmillan and Co.

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