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Outcry by Henry James is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that delves into the complexities of human nature and moral dilemmas. The story follows a group of characters who find themselves caught in a web of deceit and betrayal, as they navigate through the world of high society in the early 20th century.

James' prose is elegant and evocative, drawing readers into the lives of the characters and the social dynamics that govern their interactions. The author's keen insight into the human psyche shines through, as he explores themes of power, privilege, and the consequences of one's actions.

The plot unfolds at a steady pace, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they unravel the mysteries and secrets that lie beneath the surface. The characters are well-developed and complex, each grappling with their own desires and motivations, making for a compelling and engaging read.

Overall, Outcry is a captivating novel that will leave readers pondering the consequences of their choices and the true nature of morality. Henry James' timeless exploration of human nature and society makes this a must-read for fans of literary fiction.

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The story concerns the contemplated sale of a famous painting by a proud but relatively cash-strapped British aristocrat to a wealthy American art collector who is bent on buying up treasured masterpieces from the Old World, and the patriotic outcry after the public gets wind of his intent. The matter is further complicated by the strong resistance put up by his younger daughter and her blunt-spoken, art critic friend against the sale. - Summary by shih-ping

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