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Alice James

(1848—1892)


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(1848–92),

sister of Henry James, Jr., and William James, reared, like her four brothers, to find her own values without neighborhood, school, or church affiliations, from the age of 16 suffered recurrent psychosomatic sicknesses that were capped by a severe depression during the last 14 years of her life. Bedridden in her later years, in 1889 she began a work variously printed as her Journal (1894, 1934) and, complete, as her Diary (1964), marked by perceptive observation and psychological understanding.

Subjects: Literature.


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