Tales of Henry James (Norton Critical Edition Series) / Edition 2

Tales of Henry James (Norton Critical Edition Series) / Edition 2

by Henry James
     
 

Nine of James’s most important tales, including (new to the second edition) "In the Cage," a tale that engages James’s complicated attitudes toward gender, class, and the rise of information technology.See more details below

Overview

Nine of James’s most important tales, including (new to the second edition) "In the Cage," a tale that engages James’s complicated attitudes toward gender, class, and the rise of information technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393977103
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
939,689
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Christof Wegelin was Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Oregon. He was the author of The Idea of Europe in Henry James and of articles on Hawthorne, Hemingway, and Wharton, among others.

Henry B. Wonham is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Mark Twain and the Art of the Tale and Charles W. Chesnutt, A Study of the Short Fiction and editor of Criticism and the Color Line.

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
Education:
Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
The Texts of the Tales1
Daisy Miller: A Study3
The Aspern Papers53
The Pupil133
Brooksmith173
The Real Thing189
The Middle Years211
In the Cage229
The Beast in the Jungle303
The Jolly Corner341
The Author on His Craft371
Editors' Commentary373
The Art of Fiction375
From His Notebooks394
On the origin of "Brooksmith"394
On the origin of "The Aspern Papers"395
On the origin of "The Real Thing"396
On the origin of "The Middle Years"398
On the origin of "The Beast in the Jungle"399
Regarding "The Jolly Corner" in retrospect400
From His Prefaces400
On "Daisy Miller"400
On "The Aspern Papers"403
On "The Pupil"409
On "Brooksmith" and "The Real Thing"412
On "The Middle Years"413
On "In the Cage"414
On "The Beast in the Jungle"417
On "The Jolly Corner"419
Criticism421
James and the Art of Short Fiction423
"Daisy Miller"431
"The Aspern Papers"442
"The Pupil"453
The Master and the 'Queer Affair' of 'The Pupil'457
Revision and "The Middle Years"470
The Madness of Art: Henry James's "The Middle Years"480
Gender, Sexuality, and Work in In the Cage483
"The Beast in the Closet"503
"The Jolly Corner"515
Selected Bibliography521

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