Quotation by Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

...expatriated Americans, even Henry James himself, have always seemed to me somewhat anchorless, rudderless, drifting before the wind.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877–1965), U.S. educator. Many a Good Crusade, part 3 (1954).

Gildersleeve, Dean of Barnard College, was active for decades in international political work and lived in England much of the time with her "intimate friend," the Englishwoman Caroline Spurgeon. Henry James (1843-1916), an important American novelist, left the United States to settle first in Paris and then, in 1876, in England, where he remained for the rest of his life.
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