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A Historical Guide to Henry James (Historical Guides to American Authors)

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The New York City-born Henry James (1843-1916)-eminent novelist, amateur psychologist, inveterate bachelor-epitomizes, to many, the turn-of-the-century literary observer of social mores. His shrewd portraits of upper-class Anglo American society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries distilled the differences between the Old World and the New, the rise of American entrepreneurship, and an aesthetically charged European sensibility. With fictional works like Washington Square, The Turn of the Screw, and The Portrait of a Lady, he displayed characters of great psychological depth, careful narrative detail, and distinctly vivid prose. With a brief biography, concise bibliographical essay, and six essays devoted to cultural context that defined him, A Historical Guide to Henry James offers an excellent primer to the author's fiction and the cultural milieu that influenced him.

About the Author

John Carlos Rowe is USC Associates' Professor of the Humanities and Chair of the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Eric Haralson is Associate Professor of English at Stonybrook University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

John Carlos Rowe and Eric Haralson

Henry James, 1843-1916:

A Brief Biography

Kendall Johnson

HENRY JAMES IN HIS TIME

Henry James and the New Woman

Martha Banta

Objects and Images: Henry James and the New Media

Stuart Culver

Henry James, Race, and Empire

Sara Blair

Henry James and Changing Ideas about Sexuality

Eric Haralson

Henry James in a New Century

John Carlos Rowe

Illustrated Chronology

Bibliography Essay: Henry James for All Seasons: Revival, Revisions, Transformations

Linda Simon

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195121346
Author:
Rowe, John Carlos
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Haralson, Eric
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 illustrations
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
5.4 x 8.1 x 0.9 in 0.65 lb

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