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Henry James and the 'Woman Business'
     

Henry James and the 'Woman Business'

by Ross Posnock (Editor), Albert Gelpi (Editor), Alfred Habegger
 

This is a historical critique of Henry James in relation to nineteenth-century feminism and women's fiction. Habegger has brought to light extensive new documentation on James's tangled connections with what was thought and written about women in his time. The emphasis is equally on his life and on his fictions. This is the first book to investigate his father's

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This is a historical critique of Henry James in relation to nineteenth-century feminism and women's fiction. Habegger has brought to light extensive new documentation on James's tangled connections with what was thought and written about women in his time. The emphasis is equally on his life and on his fictions. This is the first book to investigate his father's bizarre lifelong struggle with free love and feminism, a struggle that played a major role in shaping James. The book also shows how seriously he distorted the truth about the cousin, Minnie Temple, whose self-assertive image inspired him; and how indebted he was to certain American women writers whom he attacked in reviews but whose plots and heroines he appropriated in his own fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521609432
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series , #32
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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