Henry James: The Contemporary Reviews

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A volume in the American Critical Archives series, Henry James: The Contemporary Reviews presents the most thorough gathering of newspaper and magazine reviews of James's 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 century. 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 Editors Preface
Roderick Hudson (1875) 1
The American (1877) 19
The Europeans (1878) 47
Daisy Miller (1878) 65
Confidence (1879) 79
Washington Square (1880) 99
The Portrait of a Lady (1881) 119
The Bostonians (1886) 151
The Princess Casamassima (1886) 173
The Reverberator (1888) 197
The Aspern Papers (1888) 209
The Tragic Muse (1890) 219
The Other House (1896) 243
The Spoils of Poynton (1897) 261
What Maisie Knew (1897) 281
The Two Magics (including "The Turn of the Screw") (1898) 299
The Awkward Age (1899) 315
The Sacred Fount (1901) 335
The Wings of the Dove (1902) 359
The Ambassadors (1903) 387
The Golden Bowl (1904) 411
The American Scene (1907) 433
Index 471
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