Order and Design: Henry James's Titled Story Sequences / Edition 1

Order and Design: Henry James's Titled Story Sequences / Edition 1

by Richard P. Gage
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820406872

ISBN-13: 9780820406879

Pub. Date: 09/01/1988

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Henry James wrote six collections of stories to which he gave titles distinct from any stories contained therein. This study analyzes thematic continuities and ideas that led James to sequence the tales in these collections. Gage also analyzes Volume Eighteen of the «New York Edition» to reveal how James's redeployment of stories from

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Overview

Henry James wrote six collections of stories to which he gave titles distinct from any stories contained therein. This study analyzes thematic continuities and ideas that led James to sequence the tales in these collections. Gage also analyzes Volume Eighteen of the «New York Edition» to reveal how James's redeployment of stories from The Better Sort yields a different design from the earlier collections. James's ordering of tales is not haphazard but purposeful. In the titled collections, he builds narratives to distill themes suggested by the titles. In Volume Eighteen, the reader is left to create the title or meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820406879
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1988
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 24: American Literature, #1
Pages:
323

Table of Contents

Contents: James's titled story collections - Terminations, Embarrassments, The Two Magics, The Soft Side, The Better Sort, and The Finer Grain - are organized to suggest the titles. Volume Eighteen of the «New York Edition» is similarly sequenced.
This study examines a new Jamesian Form differing form the nouvelle and the novel - the story sequence.

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