Tea with Henry James

Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable then the
hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.

How civilized! Yet that won’t be happening today for this mom. 🙂 Henry James was a master of capturing the mannerisms of genteel society as he does here with the formal wording of this opening sentence to The Portrait of a Lady. Perhaps his ability to set the scene is why several of his books have been made into movies. Have the mood of the movies fit his books?

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