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In a sense, there are two distinctly separate Portraits--the 1880-81 First Edition and the New York Edition, which James extensively revised. The editor has meticulously prepared a list of textual variants to facilitate comparative reading of the novel. Nina Baym, F. O. Matthiessen, and Anthony J. Mazzella provide differing interpretations of James's revision process. Henry James and the Novel culls autobiographical excerpts from James's other writings--his , the intentionally autobiographical and , and the travel books , , and . Contemporary Reviews and Criticism provides both chronological and critical perspective on . Four reviews from 1882 outline the novel's initial critical reception. Seven important essays from the period 1954-1991 provide a wide range of critical responses by Dorothy Van Ghent, William H. Gass, Laurence B. Holland, Charles Feidelson, Louis Auchincloss, William Veeder, and Millicent Bell. Bibliographical Aids includes judiciously selected secondary works on James from the wealth of material published yearly.

Synopsis:

The text of this Second Edition of one of Henry James's most important novels is that of the New York Edition (1908).

About the Author

Robert D. Bamberg is Emeritus Professor of English at Kent State University. He previously taught at Bates College (where he was chairman of the department and Dean of the Faculty) and at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is the author of articles on British and American fiction and is editor of The Confessions of Jereboam O. Beauchamp. He is an affiliate member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and practices psychoanalysis in Cleveland.

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I would not be the first reader to express frustration at the ambiguous ending of this classic novel. Nevertheless, once the reader accustoms to James' convoluted language and endless paragraphs, the writing and the story take on lives of their own in a most compelling fashion. Follow the adventures of Isabel Archer as she attempts to make her way in the world of European society, with its understated conversations, manipulation and intrigue.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393966466
Editor:
Bamberg, Robert D.
Author:
Bamberg, Robert D.
Author:
James, Henry
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Domestic relations
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
James, Henry
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
James, henry, 1843-1916
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
92-690
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.2 x 1 in 1.215 lb

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