The American: A Norton Critical Edition

The American: A Norton Critical Edition

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Overview

The American: A Norton Critical Edition by Henry James

The text reprinted in this volume is based on an examination of the five printed versions of The American (first published in 1877) which appeared in James's lifetime, and it is preceded by his "Preface to the New York Edition" (1907).

The textual history of the novel is traced in "A Note on the Text"; a list of substantive variants and emendations; a facsimile manuscript page showing James's method of revision; and a list of the installments of the novel as they appeared in The Atlantic.

"Backrounds and Sources" includes relevant extracts from correspondence, reviews, and articles by James and others, and from his Notebooks and Hawthorne.

"Contemporary Reception" of the novel is illustrated by twenty-one American and English reviews.

"Twentieth-Century Criticism" is represented in essays by Leon Edel, Oscar Cargill, Irving Howe, Richard Poirier, Royal A. Gettmann, and James W. Tuttleton.

A Selected Bibliography is also included for further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393044768
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/1978
Series: Critical Editions Series
Pages: 496

About the Author

James W. Tuttleton is Professor of English at New York University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and has been a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of Thomas Wentworth Higginson and is the editor of Washington Irving's The Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus and of Edith Wharton: The Critical Heritage.

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

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Too many missing letters and words for the story to make sense.
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Ok. Imma get Nathan at Camp. Brb
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No fair!! *He pulls out bricks from his pockets and continues building.*
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America i waaaaay better than canada