Synopses & Reviews
A generation ago Prentice Hall's Twentieth Century Views series set the standard for truly useful collections of literary criticism on widely studied authors. These collections of essays selected and introduced by distinguished scholars, made the most informative and provocative critical work on each writer easily available to students, scholars, and the general public.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Ruth Bernard Yeazell.
The Melodrama of Consciousness, Peter Brooks.
Gender and Value in THE AMERICAN, Carolyn Porter.
Aestheticism and THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, Jonathan Freedman.
THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA, Lionel Trilling.
Surveillance in THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA, Mark Seltzer.
The First Paragraph of THE AMBASSADORS, Ian Watt.
The Logic of Delegation in THE AMBASSADORS, Julie Rivkin.
The Beast in the Closet, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.
The Imagination of Metaphor, Ruth Bernard Yeazell.
The Consuming Vision, Jean-Christophe Agnew.
Chronology of Important Dates.
Notes on Contributors.