A Historical Guide to Henry James

Paperback | January 12, 2012

EditorJohn Carlos Rowe, Eric Haralson

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The New York City-born Henry James (1843-1916) - eminent novelist, amateur psychologist, inveterate bachelor - epitomizes, to many, the turn-of-the-century literary observer of social mores. His shrewd portraits of upper-class Anglo American society in the late nineteenth and early twentiethcenturies distilled the differences between the Old World and the New, the rise of American entrepreneurship, and an aesthetically charged European sensibility. With fictional works like Washington Square, The Turn of the Screw, and The Portrait of a Lady, he displayed characters of greatpsychological depth, careful narrative detail, and distinctly vivid prose. With a brief biography, concise bibliographical essay, and six essays devoted to cultural context that defined him, A Historical Guide to Henry James offers an excellent primer to the author's fiction and the cultural milieuthat influenced him.

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The New York City-born Henry James (1843-1916) - eminent novelist, amateur psychologist, inveterate bachelor - epitomizes, to many, the turn-of-the-century literary observer of social mores. His shrewd portraits of upper-class Anglo American society in the late nineteenth and early twentiethcenturies distilled the differences between ...

John Carlos Rowe is USC Associates' Professor of the Humanities and Chair of the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Eric Haralson is Associate Professor of English at Stonybrook University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195121341

ISBN - 13:9780195121346

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John Carlos Rowe and Eric Haralson: IntroductionKendall Johnson: Henry James, 1843-1916: A Brief BiographyHENRY JAMES IN HIS TIMEMartha Banta: Henry James and the New WomanStuart Culver: Objects and Images: Henry James and the New MediaSara Blair: Henry James, Race, and EmpireEric Haralson: Henry James and Changing Ideas about SexualityJohn Carlos Rowe: Henry James in a New CenturyIllustrated ChronologyLinda Simon: Bibliography Essay: Henry James for All Seasons: Revival, Revisions, TransformationsContributorsIndex