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Henry James

Author : Henry James
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James's correspondents included presidents and prime ministers, painters and great ladies, actresses and bishops, and the writers Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells and Edith Wharton. This fully-annotated selection from James's eloquent correspondence allows the writer to reveal himself and the fascinating world in which he lived. The letters provide a rich and fascinating source for James' views on his own works, on the literary craft, on sex, politics and friendship. Together they constitute, in Philip Horne's own words, James' 'real and best biography'.

The Complete Letters Of Henry James 1880 1883

Author : Henry James
ISBN : 9780803288270
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This volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James: 1880–1883 includes 122 letters, 67 of which are published for the first time, written between June 6, 1880, and October 20, 1881. The letters record Henry James’s confirmation of his identity as a London resident, follow his struggles with the complexities of his professional life, and illustrate his closer attention to family and friends. His friends, such as Henry and Clover Adams, and family members, such as his brother, William, view him as their resident Londoner. When his sister, Alice, and her companion, Katharine Loring, travel to Britain, James both supervises Alice’s state of health and also reports on its status to their parents. The letters show Henry James’s professional life as he shifts away from writing pot-boiling reviews and short fiction toward the greater novels that continue to be associated with him, especially The Portrait of a Lady. We also see James negotiating with publishers and arranging whenever possible simultaneous publication in Britain and the United States in order to maximize his writing income. This volume concludes with James’s much-anticipated return to his native America, buoyed by his completion of The Portrait of a Lady. The journey marked a significant milestone in the author’s life.

Henry James In Context

Author : David McWhirter
ISBN : 9781316154205
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Long misread as a novelist conspicuously lacking in historical consciousness, Henry James has often been viewed as detached from, and uninterested in, the social, political, and material realities of his time. As this volume demonstrates, however, James was acutely responsive not only to his era's changing attitudes toward gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity, but also to changing conditions of literary production and reception, the rise of consumerism and mass culture, and the emergence of new technologies and media, of new apprehensions of time and space. These essays portray the author and his works in the context of the modernity that determined, formed, interested, appalled, and/or provoked his always curious mind. With contributions from an international cast of distinguished scholars, Henry James in Context provides a map of leading edge work in contemporary James studies, an invaluable reference work for students and scholars, and a blueprint for possible future directions.

Portraits From Life

Author : Jerome Boyd Maunsell
ISBN : 9780192506429
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What happens when novelists write about their own lives directly, in memoirs and autobiographies, rather than in novels? How do they present themselves, and what do their self-portraits reveal? In a series of biographical case studies, Portraits from Life examines how seven canonical Modernist writers - Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Henry James, Wyndham Lewis, Gertrude Stein, H.G. Wells, and Edith Wharton - depicted themselves in their memoirs and autobiographies during the first half of the twentieth century. Drawing on a range of life-writing sources in this innovative group portrait, Jerome Boyd Maunsell reconstructs the periods during which these authors worked on their memoirs, often towards the end of their lives, and shows how memoirs and autobiographies are just as artful as novels. The seven portraits in the book also create a rich network of encounters, as many of these writers knew each other, and wrote about each other in their reminiscences. Portraits from Life investigates the difficulties and possibilities of autobiography - the relation of fact and fiction, biography and autobiography; the ethical issues of dealing with real people; the thin generic lines between novels and autobiographies; and the deceptive workings of memory - and how all these writers dealt with these concerns as they looked back on their lives. An act of portraiture and biography as well as an act of criticism, moving from London to Paris and through two world wars, it also pieces together a fresh and constantly inter-connecting narrative of the Modernist era in England and France.

Brief Lives Henry James

Author : Hazel Hutchison
ISBN : 9781780940687
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Henry James is known for the psychological depth of his characters; for his remarkable ability to penetrate to the inner life of his creations. Yet the story of his own inner life remains curiously obscure. The best known facts about James – his illustrious, wealthy family and famous siblings; his prolific literary output with its numerous quirky female heroines; his long-term bachelorhood, and the rumours that accompanied it; and his flamboyant adoption of British citizenship in 1915 – have created a mythology surrounding the author. In this succinct new biography, Hazel Hutchison examines the writer’s childhood, travels, experiences and acquaintances – all of which re-appear to varying degrees in his writing. Brief Lives: Henry James presents a fresh take on one of the central figures in the English canon – perfect for both the general reader and the James enthusiast.

Ethical Aestheticism In The Early Works Of Henry James

Author : Tomoko Eguchi
ISBN : 9781443894111
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This study re-locates the work of Henry James by revealing parallels between the aestheticism of John Ruskin and that of James. It explores a mix of well-known fictional texts alongside James’s essays and tales, which are less frequently analysed, but which, nevertheless, offer important insights into James’s attitude to his artistic method. Tracing James’s early development in comparison with Ruskin’s, this book also explores German Romantic thought and the idealism of Kant, Goethe and Hegel. While examining the German connections with James, this study is also alert to James’s relations with Walter Pater and French realism, to which James became increasingly close in the mid-1880s. Rather than placing James within one single category, it demonstrates how James interfused Romanticism and realism in establishing his own form of aestheticism. Shedding light on James’s period of apprenticeship, this book therefore articulates the Victorian concept of ‘aestheticism’ as used by James and Ruskin.

Modernist Fiction And Vagueness

Author : Megan Quigley
ISBN : 9781107089594
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Modernist Fiction and Vagueness examines the development of the modernist novel in relation to changing approaches to philosophy. It argues that the puzzle of vagueness challenged the great thinkers of the early twentieth century and led to dramatic changes in both fiction and philosophy. Building on recent interest in the connections among analytic philosophy, pragmatism, and modern literature, this book posits that literary vagueness should be read as a defining quality of modernist fiction.

Edinburgh Companion To Nineteenth Century American Letters And Letter Writing

Author : Celeste-Marie Bernier
ISBN : 9780748692941
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This comprehensive study by leading scholars in an important new field-the history of letters and letter writing-is essential reading for anyone interested in nineteenth-century American politics, history or literature. Because of its mass literacy, population mobility, and extensive postal system, nineteenth-century America is a crucial site for the exploration of letters and their meanings, whether they be written by presidents and statesmen, scientists and philosophers, novelists and poets, feminists and reformers, immigrants, Native Americans, or African Americans. This book breaks new ground by mapping the voluminous correspondence of these figures and other important American writers and thinkers. Rather than treating the letter as a spontaneous private document, the contributors understand it as a self-conscious artefact, circulating between friends and strangers and across multiple genres in ways that both make and break social ties.

Palgrave Advances In Henry James Studies

Author : P. Rawlings
ISBN : 9780230288881
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores landmark criticism on a writer who continues to command critical attention. In addition to mapping out the existing critical terrain, these essays offer a sense of future trajectories in James studies. Essays consider James' own criticism and theories of narrative and architecture, James' letters, money and globalization.

Victoriana Histories Fictions Criticism

Author : Cora Kaplan
ISBN : 9780748628186
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A series of astute critical reflections on our enduring fascination with all things Victorian. In this book Cora Kaplan looks at the politics of Victorians from the 1970s to the present, a politics that emerges from the alternation between nostalgia and critique in fiction, film, biography and literary studies. She asks how Jane Eyre can still evoke tears and rage, as well as inspiring imitation and high art, and why Henry James has become fiction's favourite late Victorian character in the new millennium? Victorians, the book argues, has developed a modern history of its own in which we can trace the shifting social and cultural concerns of the last few decades. Through the constant interrogation of history in such innovative works as John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman, A.S. Byatt's Possession, David Lodge's Nice Work, Peter Ackroyd's Dickens, Jane Campion's The Piano, Colm Toibin's The Master, Sarah Waters's Fingersmith, Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty and Julian Barnes's Arthur and George, 'Victoriana' maps out a very particular postmodern temporality.

John Ruskin Henry James And The Shropshire Lads

Author : Cynthia J. Gamble
ISBN : 1872410685
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This fascinating book leads us to Shropshire's beautiful little places(John Ruskin) that inspired great writers, painters, politicians, diplomats and clergymen. In the first part of the book, John Ruskin, the greatest of the great Victorians, is presented among his stimulating circle of interesting and unusual Shropshire friends such as Broseley-born OsborneGordon, his sister Jane and her husband John Pritchard; Edward Cheney of Badger Hall, Venice and London. Ruskin's own visits to Shropshire from an early age were inspirational: he returned and sketched among the ruins of Wenlock Priory. In the second part of the book, Henry James, following in the steps of his fellow countryman Henry Adams, discovers Shropshire. Jamesseeks, savours and imbibes impressions in its Abbeys and Castles, not forgetting his rambles high on Wenlock Edge with stunning views over the Shropshire countryside and Wales

The Crisis Of Action In Nineteenth Century English Literature

Author : Stefanie Markovits
ISBN : 9780814210406
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"We think of the nineteenth century as an active age - the age of colonial expansion, revolutions, and railroads, of great exploration and the Great Exhibition. But in reading the works of Romantic and Victorian writers one notices a conflict, what Stefanie Markovits terms "a crisis of action." In her book, The Crisis of Action in Nineteenth-Century English Literature, Markovits maps out this conflict by focusing on four writers: William Wordsworth, Arthur Hugh Clough, George Eliot, and Henry James. Each chapter offers a "case-study" that demonstrates how specific historical contingencies - including reaction to the French Revolution, laissez-faire economic practices, changes in religious and scientific beliefs, and shifts in women's roles - made people in the period hypersensitive to the status of action and its literary co-relative, plot."--BOOK JACKET.

A Historical Guide To Henry James

Author : John Carlos Rowe
ISBN : 9780195121353
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An excellent primer to the work and milieu of Henry James, this collection of essays highlights the historical and cultural issues that influenced the great novelist.

Henry James S Style Of Retrospect

Author : Birmingham Fellow in English Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century Oliver Herford
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Henry James's Style of Retrospect examines the last twenty-five years in the writing life of Henry James (1843-1916), one of the most important novelists of the nineteenth century. It addresses a significantly under-appreciated dimension of James's late-life output: not his fiction, but rather the substantial body of retrospective and commemorative non-fiction (the 'late personal writings' of the title) which he began to produce in the 1890s, and whichcame to assume a leading role in the last phase of his career. It addresses these works from a literary-critical viewpoint, analysing the way James's style changed in response to the conditions imposed onhim--but also the opportunities revealed to him--by the project of writing about the real past; the book's main contribution is to develop a cumulative analysis of his style in the period 1890-1915. It also has a biographical aspect, however, and tells a story of his professional and emotional life in these years that particularly emphasises his investment in historical and personal continuity, his sense of the duties of commemoration, and his interest in the experiences of ageing andremembering.

Henry James

Author : Fred Kaplan
ISBN : 080186271X
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The one empire he most coveted, the land that he wanted for his primary home, was the empire of art."—from Henry James: The Imagination of Genius

The Cambridge Companion To European Novelists

Author : Michael Bell
ISBN : 9781107493896
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A lively and comprehensive account of the whole tradition of European fiction for students and teachers of comparative literature, this volume covers twenty-five of the most significant and influential novelists in Europe from Cervantes to Kundera. Each essay examines an author's use of, and contributions to, the genre and also engages an important aspect of the form, such as its relation to romance or one of its sub-genres, such as the Bildungsroman. Larger theoretical questions are introduced through specific readings of exemplary novels. Taking a broad historical and geographic view, the essays keep in mind the role the novel itself has played in the development of European national identities and in cultural history over the last four centuries. While conveying essential introductory information for new readers, these authoritative essays reflect up-to-date scholarship and also review, and sometimes challenge, conventional accounts.

The Complete Letters Of Henry James 1872 1876

Author : Henry James
ISBN : 9780803234574
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The Complete Letters of Henry James fills a crucial gap in modern literary studies by presenting in a scholarly edition the complete letters of one of the great novelists and letter writers of the English language. Comprising more than ten thousand letters reflecting on a remarkably wide range of topics--from James's own life and literary projects to broader questions on art, literature, and criticism--this edition is an indispensable resource for students of James and of American and English literature, culture, and criticism as well as for research libraries throughout North America and Europe and for scholars who specialize in James, the European novel, and modern literature.

Henry James

Author : James Henry
ISBN : 9780141922133
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James's correspondents included presidents and prime ministers, painters and great ladies, actresses and bishops, and the writers Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells and Edith Wharton. This fully-annotated selection from James's eloquent correspondence allows the writer to reveal himself and the fascinating world in which he lived. The letters provide a rich and fascinating source for James' views on his own works, on the literary craft, on sex, politics and friendship. Together they constitute, in Philip Horne's own words, James' 'real and best biography'.

James S The Turn Of The Screw

Author : Leonard Orr
ISBN : 9780826424327
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A concise, authoritative but very readable guide to The Turn of the Screw, offering students a guide to contexts, language, criticism and reading the text.

The Year Of Henry James

Author : David Lodge
ISBN : 9781446485866
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In 2004, Henry James featured as a character in no less than three novels - David Lodge's Author, Author was one of them. With insightful and amusing candour, here he traces the history of his book from conception to publication, pondering the mystery - and indeed the anguish - of so many novels about James appearing at the same time. Lodge's reflections on his own creative practice are accompanied by studies of the genesis, composition and reception of key works by James himself, as well as other novelists from George Eliot to Vladimir Nabokov, and J.M. Coetzee to Graham Greene.

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