Authors & Events
Sep 01, 1999
| ISBN 9781883011758
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Sep 01, 1999 | ISBN 9781883011758
Henry James was the preeminent American writer of the late 19th century, a master of fiction who was also a subtle and audacious literary theorist. This volume brings together the most important of his short stories and novellas with his most significant critical writings. Selected from Library of America’s authoritative five-volume edition of James’s complete stories, the works collected here–among them “Daisy Miller,” “The Aspern Papers,” “The Beast in the Jungle,” “The Turn of the Screw,” and “The Great Good Place”–display his astonishing creative range, encompassing social comedy and supernatural horror, acute psychological portraiture and penetrating analysis of cultural conflict. A selection of James’s criticism includes “The Art of Fiction,” his declaration of the novelist’s freedom, the celebrated preface to The Portrait of a Lady, and fascinating discussions of Hawthorne, Emerson, Whitman, Shakespeare, and Balzac.
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