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The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872-1876: Volume 1

The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872-1876: Volume 1

by Henry James
     
 

The Complete Letters of Henry James fills a crucial gap in modern literary studies by presenting in a scholarly edition the complete letters of one of the great novelists and letter writers of the English language. Comprising more than ten thousand letters reflecting on a remarkably wide range of topics—from James’s own life and literary projects

Overview

The Complete Letters of Henry James fills a crucial gap in modern literary studies by presenting in a scholarly edition the complete letters of one of the great novelists and letter writers of the English language. Comprising more than ten thousand letters reflecting on a remarkably wide range of topics—from James’s own life and literary projects to broader questions on art, literature, and criticism—this edition is an indispensable resource for students of James and of American and English literature, culture, and criticism as well as for research libraries throughout North America and Europe and for scholars who specialize in James, the European novel, and modern literature.

Pierre A. Walker and Greg W. Zacharias have conceived this edition according to the exacting standards of the Committee on Scholarly Editions. This volume is the first of three to include James's letters from 1872 to 1876.

Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal

"For a snapshot of 19th-century Europe—and a sampling of a great novelist's young mind—there is perhaps nothing better than the latest, meticulously edited volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James."—Alexander Theroux, Wall Street Journal

— Alexander Theroux

Wall Street Journal - Alexander Theroux
"For a snapshot of 19th-century Europe—and a sampling of a great novelist's young mind—there is perhaps nothing better than the latest, meticulously edited volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James."—Alexander Theroux, Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803222250
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
The Complete Letters of Henry James
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Henry James (1843–1916) wrote short stories, plays, literary criticism, travel essays and is most famous for his many novels, which include The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Ambassadors, and The Golden Bowl. American born, he spent considerable time in England and eventually became a British subject. When he died he left behind more than ten thousand letters.

Pierre A. Walker is a professor of English at Salem State College. He is the editor of Henry James on Culture: Collected Essays on Politics and the American Social Scene, available in a Bison Books edition, and the author of Reading Henry James in French Cultural Contexts. Greg W. Zacharias is a professor of English and the founder and director of the Center for Henry James Studies at Creighton University. He is the author of Henry James and the Morality of Fiction and editor of A Companion to Henry James.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 15, 1843
Date of Death:
February 28, 1916
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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