Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean Howells

Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean Howells

by Henry James, William Dean Howells
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195061195

ISBN-13: 9780195061192

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this unique and long-awaited volume, Michael Anesko documents the literary cross-fertilization between Henry James and William Dean Howells, collecting 151 letters, nearly all the extant correspondence between the two men, as well as the most significant critical commentary James wrote on Howells and Howells wrote on James.

Scholars have long recognized the

Overview

In this unique and long-awaited volume, Michael Anesko documents the literary cross-fertilization between Henry James and William Dean Howells, collecting 151 letters, nearly all the extant correspondence between the two men, as well as the most significant critical commentary James wrote on Howells and Howells wrote on James.

Scholars have long recognized the peculiar importance of the relationship between these two exponents of realistic fiction—their mutual respect and occasional animosity. But the record of their affinities and substantial differences has never before been so amply and compellingly established. Containing dozens of previously unpublished letters by James, and featuring a detailed biographical chronology as well as extensive interpretive commentaries that meticulously chart the development of this remarkable literary friendship, Letters, Fictions, Lives, edited to the highest standards of scholarly excellence, will prove an invaluable resource for scholars and students of James and Howells, and will hold great interest for dedicated readers of their fiction and for those studying epistolary issues and literary influence between contemporaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195061192
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xv(2)
A Note on Editorial Procedure xvii
PART ONE / ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES 5(156)
Biographical Overview 5(1)
Parallel Chronology 6(5)
A Season in Cambridge
11(12)
Complex Fates
23(9)
The Larger Success
32(19)
Notes
51(8)
Letters and Documents
59
PART TWO / FEARFUL RESPONSIBILITIES 161(156)
Biographical Overview 161(1)
Parallel Chronology 162(4)
"Those Badly Assorted Siamese Twins"
166(11)
The Art of Fiction
177(15)
Complicity
192(15)
Notes
207(10)
Letters and Documents
217(100)
PART THREE / LEGENDS OF MASTERY 317(149)
Biographical Overview 317(1)
Parallel Chronology 318(4)
The Great Goethe, the Good Schiller
322(9)
Testamentary Acts
331(9)
Terminations
340(3)
Notes
343(6)
Letters and Documents
349(17)
Epilogue 466(8)
Textual Apparatus 474(8)
Index 482

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