Beast in the Jungle

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction - 108 pages
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James's subtle mastery of the art of fiction is nowhere more evident than in "The Beast in the Jungle." It regarded by many as his greatest achievement in short fiction. John, the protagonist is re-aquainted with May Bartram, a woman he knew earlier, who remembers his odd secret that is a belief of his life would face some catastrophy or spectacular event like "beast in the jungle". Thrilling!
  

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This one was absolute bobbins. Why the hell did I read this? Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
23
CHAPTER III
44
CHAPTER IV
56
CHAPTER V
71
CHAPTER VI
88
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About the author (2006)

Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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