A Companion to Henry James by Greg W. Zacharias PDF

By Greg W. Zacharias

ISBN-10: 1405140429

ISBN-13: 9781405140423

Written by way of a number of the world's so much exotic Henry James students, this leading edge choice of essays presents the main updated scholarship on James’s writings on hand at the present time.

  • Provides a vital, up to date connection with the paintings and scholarship of Henry James
  • Features the writing of quite a lot of James students
  • Places James’s writings inside nationwide contexts—American, English, French, and Italian
  • Offers either an summary of latest James scholarship and a innovative source for learning very important person subject matters

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And because so much of the “great relation” passes unseen, within the consciousness of characters, elements of the supernatural, which is always, for James, a matter of consciousness, can also be woven into his fiction. In “A Most Extraordinary Case,” for example, we see the supernatural at work in the effect Caroline Hoffman has on Ferdinand Mason. Mason, a wounded war hero, returns to be nursed by his aunt, Caroline’s guardian. Caroline is one of James’s big healthy girls, sumptuously beautiful this time, and Mason duly falls in love.

Leon Edel. 4 vols. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. James, Henry (1979). Watch and Ward. Ed. Leon Edel. New York: Grove Press. James, Henry (1984a). Literary Criticism, Vol. 1: Essays on Literature, American Writers and English Writers. New York: Library of America. James, Henry (1984b). Literary Criticism, Vol. 2: French Writers, Other European Writers; The Prefaces to the New York Edition. New York: Library of America. James, Henry (1987). The Complete Notebooks. Ed. Leon Edel and Lyall H.

Reporting back to Longmore two years later, Mrs. ” Baron de Mauves, apparently moved by his wife’s steadfast virtue, James’s Shorter Fiction, 1865–1878 27 had reformed and begged forgiveness, but she continued steadfast: “she was stone she was ice, she was outraged virtue”; and so he blew his brains out. This would seem the cue for Longmore to return to Europe, but he remains, his fervor chilled “by a feeling for which awe would hardly be too strong a name” ( James 1999a: 903). Does he hesitate through humility, or fear of purity more baleful than the corruption it confronts?

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