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The Portable Henry James by Henry James

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This is an introduction to the full range of Henry James' work, comprising seven of his major tales together with samples of his travel writing, correspondence, literary criticism and passages from his longer novels.

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The Portable Henry James by Henry James

A single volume introduction to the renowned author of The Portrait of A Lady, Washington Square and The Wings of the Dove. This collection of seven of James's major tales, including The Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller, is published here together with samples of his non fiction writing.

About Henry James

Henry James was born in New York in 1843, the son of a prominent theologian and philosopher. He attended schools throughout America and Europe before beginning his writing career contributing short stories and reviews to American journals. He went on to write over 20 novels in addition to many short stories, plays and books of criticism in the course of his lifetime and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1916. John Auchard is a professor of English at the University of Maryland,College Park. Amongst his works on Henry James are Silence in Henry James: The Heritage of Symbolism and Decadence and the Penguin Classics edition of James's Italian Hours.

Table of Contents

The Portable Henry JamesIntroduction

I. Fiction

Daisy Miller: A Study
The Real Thing
The Middle Years

The Turn of the Screw
The Beast in the Jungle
The Jolly Corner

II. Revisions

Daisy Miller: 1879 and 1909

The Portrait of a Lady: 1881 and 1908

III. Travel

From English Hours
London at Midsummer

From Italian Hours
Two Old Houses and Three Young Women
The Saint's Afternoon and Others

From The American Scene
The Bowery and Thereabouts

from Boston

IV. Criticism

On Whitman
brute sublimity

On Baudelaire
This is not is simply the nasty!

From Hawthorne
No sovereign, no court, no personal loyalty, no aristocracy, no church

On Emerson
salt is wanting

The Art of Fiction
the chamber of consciousness
Try to be one...on whom nothing is lost!

From the Question of Our Speech
Our national use of the vocal sound, in men and women alike, is slovenly

From The Lesson of Balzac
plated and burnished and bright

On Shakespeare
the absolute value of Style

From the Preface to Roderick Hudson
Really, universally, relations stop nowhere

From the Preface to The Portrait of a Lady
The house of fiction has in short not one window, but a million

From the Preface to The Tragic Muse
large loose baggy monsters

V. Autobiography

The peaches d'antan
from A Small Boy and Others

The dancing teacher Madame Dubreil
from A Small Boy and Others

A daguerreotype taken by Mathew Brady
from A Small Boy and Others

The Galerie d'Apollon
from A Small Boy and Others

An obscure hurt
from Notes of a Son and Brother

The death of Minnie Temple
from Notes of a Son and Brother

At the grave of Alice James
from The Complete Notebooks

VI. Correspondence

A thirteen-year-old in Paris writes to a young friend
To Edgar Van Winkle; 1856

On the Grand Tour
To William James; October 30, 1869

Henry James, expatriate
To the James family; November 1, 1875

The literary scene in Paris
To William Dean Howells; May 28, 1876

Growing fame
To Miss Abbey Alger; November 21, 1881

The friendship with Robert Louis Stevenson
To Robert Louis Stevenson; July 31, 1888

The death of Alice James
To William James; March 8, 1892

The friendship with Hendrik C. Andersen
To Hendrik C. Andersen; February 9, 1902
To Hendrik C. Andersen; February 28, 1902

The death of William James
To Thomas Sergeant Perry; September 2, 1910
To H. G. Wells; September 11, 1910

The publication of Boon, and the break with H. G. Wells
To H. G. Wells; July 6, 1915
To H. G. Wells; July 10, 1915

VII. Definition and Description

An American encounters some aristocrats
from The American

An ambitious young Frenchwoman
from The American

Sarah Bernhardt, the muse of the newspaper
from The Comedie Francaise in London

An American education
from The Portrait of a Lady

An American is corrected on what constitutes the self
from The Portrait of a Lady

An absolutely unmarried woman
from The Bostonians

Philistine decor
from The Spils of Poynton

The really rich
from The Wings of the Dove

New York identity
from The Wings of the Dove

A Venetian majordomo
from The Wings of the Dove

Like a scene from a Maeterlinck play
from The Wings of the Dove

A private thought
from the Wings of the Dove

The seduction of Europe
from the Ambassadors

A femme du monde
from The Ambassadors

An intimate recollection of a beautiful woman
from The Golden Bowl

Colossal immodesty
from The American Scene

The individual Jew
from The American Scene

New York City Hall
from The American Scene

The absence of penetralia
from The American Scene

New York Power
from The American Scene

American teeth
from The American Scene

A young priest apart from the Roman carnival
from Italian Hours

VIII. Names

IX. Parody

Frank Moore Colby
from In Darkest James

Max Beerbohm
'The Mote in the Middle Distance,' by H*nry J*mes

X. Legacy

W.H. Auden
At the Grave of Henry James

Joseph Conrad
from Henry James: An Appreciation

T.S. Eliot
from In Memory

Graham Greene
from Henry James: The Private Universe

Ezra Pound
from Henry James

Edith Wharton
from A Backward Glance

Virginia Woolf
from Review of The Letters of Henry James

Suggestions for Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

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