Henry James

Edel , Leon and Laurence , Dan H. , A Bibliography of Henry James , 3rd edn ( Oxford : Clarendon Press , 1982 ) . Gale , Robert C. , A Henry James Encyclopedia ( Westport , CT : Greenwood Press , 1989 ) . Foley , Richard N .: Criticism ...

Henry James

Henry James is one of the most admired and least appreciated figures in American writing. In a prolific writing career, James is a key transitional figure, not only chronologically between such writers as Jane Austen and George Eliot and the modernists such as Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, but also geographically and culturally. His characters, like himself, move between two very different cultures representative of different values. The choice of material in this outstanding collection attempts both to guage the changing response to James and also to establish how consistent his stature as a writer has been. Volume One offers a series of memories of James from friends, critics, novelists, and poets. Volume Two presents contemporary reviews and views of James's work from both the United States and Britain, while Volume Three offers a twentieth century overview reflecting the range of responses to James over time. Finally, Volume Four presents a series of twentieth century interpreations to themajor works. _

Critical Companion to Henry James

A Henry James Encyclopedia. new York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Geismar, Maxwell. Henry James and the Jacobites. 1962. reprint, new York: Hill and Wang, 1965. Gordon, lyndall. A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art. new York: ...

Critical Companion to Henry James

Examines the life and writings of Henry James including detailed synopses of his works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.

Henry James The Shorter Fiction

21–30. The Complete Notebooks of Henry James, ed. Leon Edel and Lyall H. Powers (New York and Oxford, 1987), p.125. Introduction to Complete Tales, vol. 9, p. 12. Saturday Review, LXXIX (15 June 1895), 788. A Henry James Encyclopedia ...

Henry James The Shorter Fiction

Eleven essays representing a fresh engagement, from a variety of critical positions, with the tales and nouvelles of Henry James. The collection contains new studies of well-known stories, such as 'Daisy Miller' and 'The Aspern Papers', and explorations of neglected areas, for example James's earliest signed stories from the 1860s, and such strikingly individual works as 'Glasses' and 'The Great Good Place'. The contributors include several of today's most prominent Jamesians, among them Tony Tanner, Barbara Hardy, Millicent Bell and Adrian Poole.

The Portable Henry James

Henry James was summed up in less than two pages. Today there are more than 220 critical studies listed among the almost one thousand Henry James entries in the catalog of the ... Robert Gale, A Henry James Encyclopedia, Westport, Conn.

The Portable Henry James

Henry James wrote with an imperial elegance of style, whether his subjects were American innocents or European sophisticates, incandescent women or their vigorous suitors. His omniscient eye took in the surfaces of cities, the nuances of speech, dress, and manner, and, above all, the microscopic interactions, hesitancies, betrayals, and self-betrayals that are the true substance of relationships. The entirely new Portable Henry James provides an unparalleled range of this great body of work: seven major tales, including Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, "The Beast in the Jungle," and "The Jolly Corner"; a sampling of revisions James made to some of his most famous work; travel writing; literary criticism; correspondences; autobiography; descriptions of the major novels; and parodies by famous contemporaries, including T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolf, and Graham Greene. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Henry James as a Biographer

Funston, Judith E. Henry James, 1975—1987: A Reference Guide. Boston: Hall, 1991. Gale, Robert L. "Story, William Wetmore." A Henry James Encyclopedia. Westport: Greenwood, 1989. "A Gifted Amateur." Editorial.

Henry James as a Biographer

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Henry James

Robert L. Gale's A Henry James Encyclopedia ( 1989 ) has been uniquely useful . Two outstanding editions of James's correspondence , Rayburn S. Moore's Selected Letters of Henry James to Edmund Gosse , 1882-1915 ( 1988 ) and Lyall H.

Henry James

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

Reading Henry James

D'Avanzo, Mario L. "James's 'Maud-Evelyn': Source, Allusion, and Meaning. ... Henry Adams & the Need to Know Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2005. DeVane, William C. A Browning ... Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia.

Reading Henry James

Henry James (1843-1916) has been championed as an historian of social conscience and attacked as a spokesman for social privilege. His Americanness has been questioned by nativists and defended by Brahmins. Critics took issue with his lucidly complex style. "It's not that he bites off more than he can chew, but that he chews more than he bites off," a contemporary complained. Although he was an acknowledged master in his final years, James' narrow readership has dwindled in the century since his death. This book examines allusions, sources and affinities in James' vast body of work to interpret his literary intentions. Chapters provide close analysis of Daisy Miller, The American, The Beast in the Jungle and The Wings of the Dove. His fascination with poet Robert Browning is discussed, along with his complicated relationship with Marian "Clover" Adams and her husband, Henry, who was the author of The Education of Henry Adams. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Henry James and the Second Empire

... EDWIN SILL, The Catholic Side of Henry James (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993) ——The French Side of Henry James (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990) GALE, ROBERT L., A Henry James Encyclopedia (London: Greenwood, ...

Henry James and the Second Empire

"Three years spent in France, during the 'Second Empire' of Napoleon III, gave Henry James an early mastery of the French language and its literature. When he settled in Europe, as an adult, it was not in Britain but, briefly yet crucially, in Paris. This study identifies the 'missing link' in the history of James's literary engagement with France, between Balzac, revered throughout his career, and later French writers. It was Second Empire writers who spurred James's own contribution to the novel. While realism courted official displeasure, culminating in the prosecution of Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and closure of the radical Revue de Paris which serialized it, the conservative Revue des Deux Mondes (to which James subscribed) enjoyed imperial approval. James remained indebted to the authors published in its pages - Edmond About, Victor Cherbuliez, and Octave Feuillet - to his close friend Paul Bourget, and to the era's greatest playwright, Alexandre Dumas fils."

The Complete Letters of Henry James 1883 1884

Froude, James Anthony. Thomas Carlyle: A History of His Life in London, 1834–81. 2 vols. London: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1884. Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

The Complete Letters of Henry James  1883   1884

This volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1883–1884 includes 125 letters, of which 72 are published for the first time, written from January 29, 1884, to November 9, 1884. The letters mark Henry James’s confidence and achievements as an internationally important professional writer, including his participation in conceiving and carrying out with editors and publishers complicated plans to distribute his work and maximize his income. James details his work on mid-career novels The Bostonians and The Princess Casamassima as well as work on a number of tales that would help to define his career. This volume concludes with James’s anticipation of the arrival in England from the United States of his sister, Alice, who would never again return to her homeland.

Henry James Against the Aesthetic Movement

I am tempted to read this omission as indicating James's half-hearted adherence to this homophobic and sensationally homoerotic ... Bradley, John R. Henry James's Permanent Adolescence. ... Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia.

Henry James Against the Aesthetic Movement

Writer Henry James (1843-1916) was born in America but preferred to live in Europe; he finally become a British subject near the end of his life. His status as a permanent outsider is responsible for the recurring themes in his writing dealing with European sophistication (decadence) compared to American lack of sophistication (or innocence). He is respected in modern times for his psychological insight, for being able to reveal his characters' deepest motivations. These 11 essays, along with an introduction and an afterword, examine James's work through the prism of the author's latest style. Topics the contributing authors address include the Henry James revival of the 1930s, three of James's male aesthetics, women in his works, literary forgery, and parallels with the career and views of Margaret Oliphant. Three essays delve into issues of representation in art and fiction, then three more explore decadence, identity and homosexuality.

Reading Henry James in the Twenty First Century

Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. New YorN: Greenwood, 1989. 2. IHenry JamesГs Dream Children." The Arizona Quarterly. (Jan. 1959): 56Y63. Garber, Marjorie. The Use and Abuse of Literature. New YorN: Pantheon, 2011.

Reading Henry James in the Twenty First Century

To commemorate the recent centennial of Henry James’s death and to help readers understand the depth and scope of the author’s influence both today and during the previous century, thirty leading Jamesian scholars from twelve different countries and five continents were asked to explore ways in which the notions of ‘heritage’ and ‘transmission’ currently come into play when reading James. The resulting chapters of this volume are divided into three main sections, each focusing on different ways in which James’s legacy is being re-evaluated today—from his influence on key authors, playwrights and film-makers over the past century (Part One), to new discoveries regarding European authors and artists who influenced James (Part Two), to recent approaches more radically re-evaluating James for the twenty-first century, including contemporary poetics, political and sociological dimensions, cognitive science, and queer studies (Part Three). This collection will be of great interest to scholars and general readers of James, and is a useful guide to tracing the writer’s ever-elusive ‘figure in the carpet’ and understanding the power of his continued impact today.

Henry James Gertrude Stein and the Biographical Act

Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. New York: Greenwood, 1989. Gallup, Donald, ed. The Flowers of Friendship: Letters Written to Gertrude Stein. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar.

Henry James  Gertrude Stein  and the Biographical Act

Focusing on biographical portraiture, Charles Caramello argues that Henry James and Gertrude Stein performed biographical acts in two senses of the phrase: they wrote biography, but as a cover for autobiography. Constructing literary genealogies while creating original literary forms, they used their biographical portraits of precursors and contemporaries to portray themselves as exemplary modern artists. Caramello advances this argument through close readings of four works that explore themes of artistry and influence and that experiment with forms of biographical portraiture: James's early biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne and his much later group biography, William Wetmore Story and His Friends, and Stein's celebrated Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and her largely forgotten Four in America, which comprises biographies of Ulysses S. Grant, Wilbur Wright, Henry James, and George Washington. The first comparative study of these two great expatriate writers, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act addresses questions of art, influence, and literary culture by analyzing important biographical portraits that themselves address the same questions. Originally published 1996. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Complete Letters of Henry James 1884 1886

Freeman, R. B. Charles Darwin: A Companion. Hamden ct: Archon Books, 1978. “A French Hamlet.” Nation 43 (28 Oct. 1886): 347–48. Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Girouard, Mark.

The Complete Letters of Henry James  1884   1886

Recipient of the Approved Edition seal from the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions This second volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1884–1886 contains 156 letters, of which 111 are published for the first time, written from December 24, 1885, to December 31, 1886. These letters mark Henry James’s ongoing efforts to care for his sister, develop his work, strengthen his professional status, build friendships, engage timely political and economic issues, and maximize his income. James details work on his midcareer novel The Princess Casamassima and announces plans for The Tragic Muse. This volume opens with James’s engagement with friends in Britain and France and concludes with his arrival in Italy for a six-month visit.

Henry James and the Poetics of Duplicity

Her major publications include The Educated Sensibility in Henry James and Walter Pater (1979), Literary History ... translations of James's short stories (1983), and contributions to Robert L. Gale's A Henry James Encyclopedia (2007).

Henry James and the Poetics of Duplicity

Henry James and the Poetics of Duplicity aims to advance the field of studies on the life and work of Henry James by fully exploring the author’s use of duplicity, one of the key literary and rhetorical strategies within the author’s vast and infamous arsenal of techniques of ‘ambiguity’. The collection brings together essays by both long established and more recent Jamesian scholars from eleven different countries, the collective work of whom, through this publication, further enhances our grasp of the ever-elusive literary style of Henry James. The prefatory section of this volume provides a general overview of the myriad uses of ‘duplicity’ in the writings of Henry James. The collected essays are then divided into five sections, each providing an in-depth study of a particular use of duplicity as a rhetorical strategy. The first three sections focus on duplicitous devices employed within James’s works of fiction – including the author’s often underhanded use of undisclosed literary sources (‘Duplicitous Subtexts’), his staging of characters who rely on subterfuge and outright lying (‘Duplicitous Characters’), and his creation of doubles and doppelgängers – another key connotation of the term ‘duplicity’ – both within a single work and throughout his literary career (‘Duplicitous Representation’). The two final sections then focus the poetics of duplicity employed in works of non-fiction by James, including his autobiographies and his reviews of other authors, as well as in his personal writings and correspondence. This includes James’s guileful use of duplicity in his representation of himself, particular attention being paid to James’s late works of self-assessment (‘Duplicitous Self-Representation’), as well as in his assessments of other writers in his reviews or of certain places in his travel writing (‘Duplicitous Judgements’). Henry James and the Poetics of Duplicity would thus be a great asset to scholars of James at all levels, from the student grappling with James’s literary sleight of hand for the first time, to specialists in the field of James who have long studied the masterful art of James’s literary trickery.

The Complete Letters of Henry James 1887 1888

Volume 1 Henry James Michael Anesko, Greg W. Zacharias, Katie Sommer. Browning, Robert. ... The Novels of Henry James: A Study. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, ... Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. New York: Greenwood Press, ...

The Complete Letters of Henry James  1887   1888


The Correspondence of Henry James and the House of Macmillan 1877 1914

See Robert L. Gale, A Henry James Encyclopedia (New York: Greenwood Press, 1989), pp. 586–87. 132 June 10 1885. Dear James, I have been away for a couple of days (on the Mowbray Morrisian trip to Stratford) & find your note lying on my ...

The Correspondence of Henry James and the House of Macmillan  1877   1914

This is the first book to collect nearly all of the extant correspondence between Henry James and Macmillan in London and, to a lesser degree, in New York. The letters, chiefly between James and Frederick Macmillan over a period of thirty-seven years, deal primarily with business matters, but they also include comment on literary and social affairs. The editorial apparatus seeks to provide context and information sufficient to make the letters available to an academic as well as a general audience.

Aesthetic Persuasion

Henry James, the Jews, and Race Eli Ben-Joseph. ember 1993 ) , 12-19 . ... Henry James : The Conquest of London 1870-1881 . ... European Immigrants and AngloAmerican Nativism " in Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups .

Aesthetic Persuasion

Traces James' negative opinions about Jews throughout his life. The sources of his anti-Jewish attitudes and the antisemitic stereotypes in his works were the opinions of his father, who described the Jews as "spiritually bankrupt" and the "epitome of greed"; a broad spectrum of American and French literature, ranging from school texts to well-known authors (e.g. Hawthorne); and ethnographic ideas popular during his lifetime. Discusses discrimination against Jews in the U.S. in the late 19th century, stating that James' works reflect the prevalent negative reaction to Jews. His pro-Dreyfusard position shows some ambivalence in his attitude, but his antisemitism is clearly depicted in his works. He uses the Jews as scapegoats, and sees the Jews in New York, in particular, as immigrants conspiring to conquer the city. States that although antisemitism is a marginal element in James' writing, many other writers and many readers were influenced by his racist attitudes.

Handbook of the American Short Story

8th ed. Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner Verlag, 1992. → Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. New York: Greenwood P, 1989. a, b Goble, Mark. “Media and Communication Technologies.” Henry James in Context. Ed. David McWhirter.

Handbook of the American Short Story

The American short story has always been characterized by exciting aesthetic innovations and an immense range of topics. This handbook offers students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to the multifaceted genre with a special focus on recent developments due to the rise of new media. Part I provides systematic overviews of significant contexts ranging from historical-political backgrounds, short story theories developed by writers, print and digital culture, to current theoretical approaches and canon formation. Part II consists of 35 paired readings of representative short stories by eminent authors, charting major steps in the evolution of the American short story from its beginnings as an art form in the early nineteenth century up to the digital age. The handbook examines historically, methodologically, and theoretically the coming together of the enduring narrative practice of compression and concision in American literature. It offers fresh and original readings relevant to studying the American short story and shows how the genre performs American culture.

The Aspern Papers and Other Tales 1884 1888

[GR, PD] A Henry James Encyclopedia (Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1989). '“Pandora” and Her President', Studies in Short Fiction, 1 (Spring 1964), 222–5. [P] Gard, Roger (ed.), Henry James: The Critical Heritage (London: Routledge ...

The Aspern Papers and Other Tales  1884   1888

The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. The nine tales in this volume, published between 1884 and 1888, include 'The Aspern Papers', set in Venice and featuring a devious scholar attempting to steal the letters of an American poet from his former lover, and 'The Liar,' on the world of painters and their models. These tales exemplify James's continuing interest in the art of short fiction during a period which saw him responding to the stimulations of French naturalism and successfully reworking the international theme that had made him famous at the end of the 1870s. Extensive explanatory notes enable modern readers to understand the tales' historical, cultural and literary references.

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Middlemarch (1871–72) and James's Portrait of a Lady (1881). Their close family connections with two of the most respected psychologists of the period—George Henry Lewes (1817–78) was unofficially married to George Eliot, ...

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.