Wings of the Dove: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

Wings of the Dove: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

by Henry James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393978818

ISBN-13: 9780393978810

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The text of this 1902 novel is again that of the fully corrected and annotated reprint of the New York Edition (1909), together with James’s preface and the two frontispieces he commissioned for the New York Edition of The Wings of the Dove.
The "Textual Appendix" includes notes on the novel’s textual history and lists all substantive revisions that…  See more details below

Overview

The text of this 1902 novel is again that of the fully corrected and annotated reprint of the New York Edition (1909), together with James’s preface and the two frontispieces he commissioned for the New York Edition of The Wings of the Dove.
The "Textual Appendix" includes notes on the novel’s textual history and lists all substantive revisions that James made to the novel, both in 1902 and in1909. "The Author and the Novel," introduced by editorial commentary and new to the Second Edition, includes selections from James’s notebooks, letters, travel books, and autobiographical writings, which illuminate his conception and assessment of The Wings of the Dove. "Criticism" reflects the lively interpretive and theoretical writing that The Wings of the Dove has enjoyed since the previous edition was published in 1978. Eleven essays are included, seven of them new to the Second Edition, including Anthony J. Mazzella’s piece on film adaptation. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393978810
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
922,831
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the New York Edition (1909)3
The Wings of the Dove21
Textual Appendix409
Editors' Critical Commentary445
Henry James: From His Notebooks460
Henry James: From His Letters467
To William Dean Howells (September 12, 1902)467
To Mrs. Cadwalader Jones (October 23, 1902)468
To H. G. Wells (November 15, 1902)469
To William Dean Howells (December 11, 1902)470
To Mrs. G. W. Prothero (September 14, 1913)471
To Mrs. William James (March 29, 1914)472
To Mrs. Richard W. Gilder (September 2, 1914)472
From William James (Fall 1902)473
To William James (Fall 1902)474
Henry James: From His Preface to The Ambassadors474
Henry James: From Italian Hours475
St. Mark's475
The Venetian People475
Relation of Art to Life in Venice476
The Vast Mausoleum with a Turnstile at the Door476
The Resident Palaces of Venice477
The Poetry of Misfortune478
Three Venetian Sisters479
Henry James: From Notes of a Son and Brother480
The Character of Minnie Temple480
Memories of Cultural Innocence482
Minnie as Heroine482
The Death of Minnie Temple484
Henry James: From "Is There a Life After Death?"487
Mr. Henry James's Later Work497
Dreams of the Soul in Action501
The Lesson of Spiritual Beauty505
From The Expense of Vision514
The Abyss of Language in The Wings of the Dove525
"A Circle of Petticoats": The Feminization of Merton Densher535
Henry James, British Aestheticism, and Commodity Culture548
Henry James and the Phenomenal Reader: Consciousness and the Variation of Style in The Wings of the Dove562
Henry James Made Carnal: Wings of the Dove578
"This web of subtle complexities": The Hossein Amini-Iain Softley Film Adaptation of The Wings of the Dove581
The Wings of Henry James613
Henry James: A Chronology621
Selected Bibliography623

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