By Henry James
Nanda Brookenham is 'coming out' in London society. Thrust all at once into the vicious, immoral circle that has collected around her mom, she even unearths herself in pageant with Mrs Brookenham for the love of the fellow she admires. gentle and ironic in its contact, The Awkward Age however analyzes the English personality with nice subtlety.
The Awkward Age, which has been a lot praised for its traditional discussion and the delicacy of feeling it conveys, exemplifies Conrad's comment that James 'is by no means in deep gloom or in violent sunshine. yet he feels deeply and vividly each gentle shade.'
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