Henry James: The Contemporary Reviews

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Henry James: The Contemporary Reviews presents the most thorough gathering of newspaper and magazine reviews of James' work ever assembled. This collection also reprints many rarely seen notices written by the most important women reviewers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Each chapter ends with a checklist of additional reviews not presented here. The introduction surveys the major themes of the reviews and also shows how they personally influenced James and his work.
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"All libraries serving serious students of litertaure should have these volumes." Q. Grigg, Choice

"...[Henry James: The Contemporary Reviews] is more generally useful than its predecessors....[Hayes] improves upon them by printing the full texts of reviews ('overlong quotations' have been 'abbreviated'), appending checklists of additional reviews for each book, and, in general, offering the 'most thorough gathering' of newspaper and magazine reviews of James's fiction 'ever assembled.'" Rayburn S. Moore, Resources for American Literary Study

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521453868
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Series: American Critical Archives Series, #7
  • Pages: 503
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface; Introduction; 1. Roderick Hudson; 2. The American; 3. The Europeans; 4. Daisy Miller; 5. Confidence; 6. Washington Square; 7. The Portrait of a Lady; 8. The Bostonians; 9. The Princess Casamassima; 10. The Reverberator; 11. The Aspern Papers; 12. The Tragic Muse; 13. Spoils of Poynton; 14. What Maisie Knew; 15. The Two Magics (including 'The Turn of the Screw'); 16. The Awkward Age; 17. The Sacred Fount; 18. The Wings of the Dove; 19. The Ambassadors; 20. The Golden Bowl; 21. The American Scene; Index.
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