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A Historical Guide to Henry James

ISBN : 9780195121346

Price(incl.tax): 
¥5,225
Author: 
John Carlos Rowe; Eric L. Haralson
Pages
280 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
139 x 207 mm
Pub date
Feb 2012
Series
Historical Guides to American Authors
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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 twentieth centuries 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 great psychological 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 milieu that influenced him.

Index: 

Contents
Introduction
John Carlos Rowe and Eric Haralson
Henry James, 1843-1916:
A Brief Biography
Kendall Johnson
HENRY JAMES IN HIS TIME
Henry James and the New Woman
Martha Banta
Objects and Images: Henry James and the New Media
Stuart Culver
Henry James, Race, and Empire
Sara Blair
Henry James and Changing Ideas about Sexuality
Eric Haralson
Henry James in a New Century
John Carlos Rowe
Illustrated Chronology
Bibliography Essay: Henry James for All Seasons: Revival, Revisions, Transformations
Linda Simon
Contributors
Index

About the author: 

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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