Small Boy and Others

Small Boy and Others

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by Henry James

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Henry James looks back at his life searching for the truths of his emotions.


Henry James looks back at his life searching for the truths of his emotions.

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The Henry James Review
Collister's editing sets a new standard for future editions of James's texts. We can now read both volumes of the autobiographies with a greatly enhanced understanding of the author's world.

Colm Tóibín
This new edition of Henry James's memoirs displays scholarship at its most painstaking and brilliant. The footnotes to the text actually represent an ingenious new biography of James and a marvelous and accurate portrait of his family and his circle. Peter Collister has done us all a great favor in the way he has approached James's efforts to re-create himself.

Pierre A. Walker
It is almost a century since Henry James's three autobiographical volumes first appeared. Only now, however, is a thoroughly researched and carefully edited critical edition becoming available. Students, scholars, and amateurs of James are greatly indebted to editor Peter Collister and to the University of Virginia Press for publishing this important new contribution to American literature.


[Reviewed in tandem with Notes of a Son and Brother: and The Middle Years, also edited by Peter Collister] The present two-volume critical edition of these memoirs makes a crucial contribution to James studies. Footnotes--so copious they often exceed James's text on the page--provide clarification, biographical and historical context, and relevant explanatory information. Drawn from archival sources and relevant James scholarship, the notes serve as a biographical companion, and often corrective, to James's version of his life. These volumes will prove indispensable for scholars and readers of James....Highly recommended.

Nineteenth-Century Contexts
Collister's historical contextualizing is impressive....[he] seems to have walked in [James's] footsteps and illuminates place and history....[This] edition likely to be unsurpassed as a scholarly resource....[whose] contribution is huge and, after nearly a century, deeply welcome.

American Literary Scholarship
A valuable contribution to scholarship.

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Meet the Author

Peter Collister is the author of Writing the Self: Henry James and America.

University of Virginia Press

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 15, 1843
Date of Death:
February 28, 1916
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
London, England
Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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A Small Boy And Others 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a James fan, I am sure there is an interesting story here, but it is lost because the digital scan of the original is so poor.