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The Cambridge Companion to Henry James (1998) by Jonathan Freedman (Editor)The Cambridge Companion to Henry James provides a critical introduction to James's work. Throughout the major critical shifts of the last fifty years, and despite suspicions of the traditional high literary culture which was James's milieu, he has retained a powerful hold on readers and critics alike. All essays are written at a level free from technical jargon, designed to promote accessibility to the study of James and his work.
Call Number: Miller PS2124 .C23 1998
A Henry James Encyclopedia (1989) by Robert L. GaleThis brilliant, faultless, impeccably constructed work will maintain its status as an outstanding research tool invaluable both to undergraduate students and to scholars of James. It is unquestionably worthy of `The Master,' its subject. Choice Called a Shakespeare of the novel and America's only fully realized literary artist by Leon Edel, his prize-winning biographer, Henry James was also one of the most prolific American writers. His massive literary output included approximately 300 critical essays, 134 novels and stories, 15 plays, and some 15,000 letters. A Henry James Encyclopedia offers both the interested reader and committed scholar a wealth of information about James and his work never before available in one volume. More than 3,000 entries summarize each of James's works, describe every fictional and dramatic character in them, identify writers and artists James reviewed, discuss each important man and woman he associated with or wrote to, and define members of his extended family. The extensive encyclopedia section is preceded by a chronology that details important events in James's life. The encyclopedia itself is arranged alphabetically in one continuous set of entries, making it extremely easy to find specific information. Cross references are indicated by asterisks. In addition, twelve appendices list James's works, contacts, and characters by type (Plays, Friends of James, Actors, Actresses, Theater Managers, Composers, and Singers Mentioned by James, and so on). A bibliography completes the volume. The only book of its kind ever produced for an American writer, A Henry James Encyclopedia will be an indispensable source for Jamesian scholars as well as for students just beginning their study of his work. As such, it is an important acquisition for every American literature collection.
MLA International Bibliography is the definitive literary research database, indexing the most authoritative scholarship on Henry James from books and academic journals. MLA indexes and links to the entire JSTOR literary research collection as well as linking to many other full-text providers.
Washington Square : styles of money (1993) by Ian A. F. Bell"With the publication in 1880 of Washington Square, the great American novelist, short story writer, and critic Henry James forged a new form of fiction, one combining the realism of the European novel with the romanticism of the American tradition. James's story, set in New York City's fashionable Washington Square, where James spent his own boyhood, tells of the shy Catherine Sloper, caught between the demands of her wealthy father, Dr. Austin Sloper, and those of her young suitor, Morris Townsend. This novel of James's early period was written shortly after he settled in London; with the exception of The Bostonians (1866), it is the last of his works to be set in America. Moreover, along with The Europeans (1878), it is one of only two works in which James set his action in a distinct historical past: both novels, written within two years of each other, are located in the America of the 1840s." "Despite the significance of Washington Square in James's work, in recent years the novel has been largely neglected, as scholars have focused increasingly on his later writing. This new critical study by Ian F. A. Bell decisively rectifies that situation, providing readers with an outstanding guide to appreciating the novel. "Washington Square inaugurated the shape of modern fiction and was conceived during that transitional moment when the modern economy began to emerge from its nineteenth-century forms," Bell maintains. Tracing the economic and aesthetic changes pervading American society at the time of the novel's action and at the time of its writing, Bell skillfully places the novel in its historical, literary, and critical contexts. What follows is a thoughtful reading of Washington Square that consistently delineates the social and historical forces influencing the novel and the resultant cultural shifts necessitating the kind of innovativeness James brought to his endeavor. A distinctive, well-reasoned presentation of interest to students and scholars alike, Washington Square: Styles of Money represents a decisive contribution to the field."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved