Henry James’ The Reverberator, reviewed. – Slate Magazine

 

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“Pretty pre-socialite May Marcy McClellan’s father had run for president against Abraham Lincoln in 1864 and later became governor of New Jersey. Her brother would, in 1904, become the mayor of New York City and beat William Randolph Hearst for his second term; he had “drifted” into politics, as his Times obituary hilariously put it, upon becoming close with Tammany Hall figures while a politics reporter. Which is to say, she was fancy.” — more —

via Henry James’ The Reverberator, reviewed. – Slate Magazine.

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