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A preface to Henry James

  • 198 Pages
  • 3.56 MB
  • English
Longman , London, New York
James, Henry, 1843-1916, James, Henry, 1843-1916, Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography, Authors, Ame
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A biography of Henry James with a discussion of his major works.

StatementS. Gorley Putt.
SeriesPreface books
LC ClassificationsPS2123 .P78 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 198 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2707577M
ISBN 100582351855
LC Control Number86000068

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The Art Of The Novel Critical Prefaces by Henry James. Publication date Publisher Charles Scribner's sons. Collection universallibrary Contributor Universal Digital Library Language.

There are pages of the book which, in the reading over, have seemed to make me see again the bristling curve of the wide Riva, the large colour-spots of the balconied houses and the repeated undulation of the little hunchbacked bridges, marked by the rise and drop again, with the wave, of foreshortened clicking pedestrians.

Literature Network» Henry James» The Wings of the Dove» Preface Preface "The Wings of the Dove," published inrepresents to my memory a very old--if I shouldn't perhaps rather say a very young--motive; I can scarce remember the time when the situation on which this long-drawn fiction mainly rests was not vividly present to me.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes indexes. Description: x, pages: illustrations ; 21 cm. Contents: Introduction: Young Harry and 'the master': the New York edition --Part one: The early James --Young Harry of New York and New England: family background, Washington Square, The Bostonians and The Princess.

As James notes, it was quickly pirated by magazines in Boston and New York. (There were no international copyright laws at the time.) Harpers published it later in as a book, and Macmillan's in London. A dramatic adaptation in failed on the stage.

For the definitive New York edition of Henry James's work, the author made extensive. James not only made extensive revisions of his early works; he added eighteen prefaces that provide what many readers believe to be the best commentary on his fiction.

John Pearson argues here for a A preface to Henry James book of the prefaces within the context of the New York Edition as James's attempt to construct an ideal reader, one attentive to his art and Cited by: 2.

Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady strikes Claire Messud as more profound and more flawed than she first thought Claire Messud Fri 16 Jan EST First published on Fri 16 Jan EST. The Tragic Muse is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in and then as a book in This wide, cheerful panorama of English life follows the fortunes of two would-be artists: Nick Dormer, who throws over a political career in his efforts to become a painter, and Miriam Rooth, an actress striving for artistic and commercial : Henry James.

Read Preface of The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. The text begins: "The Portrait of a Lady" was, like "Roderick Hudson," begun in Florence, during three months spent there in the spring of Like "Roderick" and like "The American," it had been designed for publication in "The Atlantic Monthly," where it began to appear in It differed from its two predecessors.

"The Jolly Corner" is a short story by Henry James published first in the magazine The English Review of December, One of James' most noted ghost stories, "The Jolly Corner" describes the adventures of Spencer Brydon as he prowls the now-empty New York house where he grew up. He encounters a "sensation more complex than had ever before found itself consistent Author: Henry James.

Volume I. Preface. Nothing is more easy than to state the subject of “The Ambassadors,” which first appeared in twelve numbers of The North American Review () and was published as a whole the same year.

The situation involved is gathered up betimes, that is in the second chapter of Book Fifth, for the reader’s benefit, into as few words as possible—planted or “sunk,” stiffly.

Hannah Rosefield on “The Daily Henry James,” the reissue of “The Henry James Year Book,” fromfeaturing daily quotes from James’s : Hannah Rosefield. This collection of prefaces, originally written for the multi-volume New York Edition of Henry James’s fiction, first appeared in book form in with an introduction by poet and critic R.

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Blackmur. In his prefaces, James tackles the great problems of fiction writing—character, plot, point of view, inspiration—and explains how he came to write novels 5/5(1). Dennis Tredy is a Senior Lecturer (maître de conférences) at the University of Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle, where he teaches American Literature and Creative Writing.

He has published numerous articles on the works of Henry James, Truman Capote and Vladimir Nabokov, and his doctoral thesis of dealt with The ‘Innocent Reflector’ and Its Function in Cited by: 2. As an American in Europe, Henry James may have often felt as ”bewildered” and ”beguiled” as some of his most memorable American protagonists abroad, such as Christopher Newman or Lambert Strether.

However, in spite of statements that many assume to be critical of a certain lack of sophistication and lightness of cultural baggage among Americans abroad, James also.

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This book is enchanting. That may seem a strange word to describe a Henry James novel, but The Tragic Muse is unlike any Henry James novel I have read. For one thing, although most of James's novels have strong, complex female characters, in this one James has created a true feminist heroine in Miriam Rooth/5.

Cite this chapter as: James H., Beidler P.G. () From the Preface to Henry James’s Edition of The Turn of the : Beidler P.G. (eds) The Turn of the : Henry James, Peter G.

Beidler. at the same time, nearly everything James said about the Auto biography is in some way true; for it is, taken as a whole, a * Henry James: Autobiography, ed. Dupee, New York (Criterion Books),combines A Small Boy and Others (), Notes of a Son and Brother ().

The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife: Henry James's Letters to Field Marshal Lord Wolseley and Lady Wolseley, Henry James $   The Novels and Tales of Henry James/Volume 1/Preface.

From Wikisource James‎ | Volume 1. Jump to navigation Jump to search. and as I have yielded to the need of renewing acquaintance with the book after a quarter of a century.

This revival of an all but extinct relation with an early work may often produce. When, inMarie-Reine Garnier published her thesis, Henry James et la France, at the University of Strasbourg, the field was still unexplored and provided ample ground for study.

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Mlle Garnier drew up an inventory of all that referred to France in James’s life and work but unfortunately her book is perverted by nationalistic prejudices and betrays a strong sense of. Preface. James begins by discussing the conditions under which he wrote The Portrait of a Lady (begun in Florence in and continued in Venice) and under which he published the book (simultaneously published in serial form in the American magazine The Atlantic Monthly and the British journal Macmillan's Magazine).

He admits to being distracted during the writing of the book. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James New York Edition Volume 1 (Preface and Chapters ) Click here to go to Volume 2.

This etext at SUNY New Paltz, prepared by Richard Hathaway, is a corrected version of the one prepared at Virginia Tech. Henry James: Literary Criticism: French Writers, Other European Writers, Prefaces to the New York Edition.

Edited by Leon Edel and Mark Wilson “Also, we realize, James possessed a point of view tailor-made for the vocation of literary criticism. Henry James OM (() 15 April – () 28 February ) was an American-British author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English was the son of Henry James Sr.

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by Henry James. Daisy Miller. by Henry James. The Portrait of a Lady. by Henry James. The Beast in the Jungle. by Henry James. Washington Square. by Henry James. Popular Study Guides. Because of. This collection of prefaces, originally written for the multi-volume New York Edition of Henry James&#;s fiction, first appeared in book form in with an introduction by poet and critic R.

P. Blackmur. In his prefaces, James tackles the great problems of fiction Brand: University of Chicago Press.This volume prints the New York Edition text of The Wings of the Dove, and includes the illuminating preface James wrote for that edition. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most.

Henry James was the originator in ­English of novel-chauvinism, the idea that the extended prose fiction is, as he put it, “the book par excellence”.Between andduring which time he published 19 novels, including The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady and What Maisie Knew, plus novellas such as Daisy Miller, The Aspern Papers and .