The Notebooks of Henry James

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"For other novelists the value of Henry James's Notebooks is immense and to brood other them a major experience. The glow of the great impresario is on the pages. They are occasionally readable and endlessly stimulating, often moving and are ocasionally relieved by a drop of gossip."?V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman

"The Notebooks take us into his study, and here we can observe him, at last, in the very act of creation at his writing ...

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Overview


"For other novelists the value of Henry James's Notebooks is immense and to brood other them a major experience. The glow of the great impresario is on the pages. They are occasionally readable and endlessly stimulating, often moving and are ocasionally relieved by a drop of gossip."—V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman

"The Notebooks take us into his study, and here we can observe him, at last, in the very act of creation at his writing table."—Leon Edel, Atlantic Monthly

"A document of prime importance."—Edmund Wilson, New Yorker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226511047
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1981
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author


F. O. Matthiessen was professor of history and literature at Harvard University. Kenneth B. Murdock taught English literature at Harvard University.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Chronological List of James' Chief Publications
Notebook I, 7 November 1878-11 March 1888
Notebook II, 25 November 1881-11 November 1882
Notebook III, 2 February 1889-3 November 1894
Notebook IV, 3 November 1894-15 October 1895
Notebook V, 8 September 1895-26 October 1896
Notebook VI, 26 October 1896-10 February 1909
Notebook VII, 11 December 1904-30 March 1905
Notebook VIII, 22 August 1907-1 October 1909
Notebook IX, 21 April 1911-10 May 1911
The 'K. B.' Case and 'Mrs. Max'
Preliminary Sketch for The Sense of the Past
Project for The Ambassadors
Appendix of Textual Emendations
Index
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