A Companion to Henry James by Greg W. Zacharias

By Greg W. Zacharias

Written through many of the world's so much amazing Henry James students, this leading edge selection of essays offers the main updated scholarship on James’s writings on hand at the present time.

  • Provides a necessary, up to date connection with the paintings and scholarship of Henry James
  • Features the writing of a variety of James students
  • Places James’s writings inside of nationwide contexts—American, English, French, and Italian
  • Offers either an summary of latest James scholarship and a innovative source for learning vital person subject matters

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Rawlings, Peter (2005). Henry James and the Abuse of the Past. Houndmills: Palgrave. New insights on James’s use of history – especially good on the Civil War. Sicker, Philip (1980). Love and the Quest for Identity in the Fiction of Henry James. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Pre-gender studies, but still interesting. Trollope, Anthony (1929 [1881]). Ayala’s Angel. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Deservedly neglected late novel. Wegelin, Christophe (1958). The Image of Europe in Henry James.

Both have questionable liaisons with members of the opposite sex (foreigners, to boot), and both become subjects of gossip, speculation, and “contradictory accounts” ( James A Companion to Henry James. Edited by Greg W. Zacharias © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-1-405-14042-3 Reading Against Type in Daisy Miller 33 1986: 116) with regard to their putative paramours: each one is “extremely amiable” ( James 1986: 48), but both are “talked about” ( James 1986: 92). Nevertheless, both Winterbourne and Daisy are described as “innocent” ( James 1986: 64, 115).

Miller of Schenectady, New York, United States of America, thank you very much, and whether he finally made up his mind to advance or retreat was a question over which she would allow herself to lose no sleep. Point of view in Henry James’s Daisy Miller is possibly the most frequently discussed formal attribute of the text. That observation accounts for the playful pastiche with which this essay begins: through it I dramatize the surprising reflections, resemblances, and reversals between Daisy and Winterbourne that become apparent when one seeks to reimagine the story from Daisy’s vantage point.

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