Henry James

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009
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Henry James was an extremely prolific writer, producing 20 novels, 112 short stories, 12 plays, and numerous works of literary criticism. This text offers criticism of his work, including Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove
  

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Henry James

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The 15 distinguished essays reprinted here represent, in the editor's view, the best Jamesian criticism of the last four decades. Yale professor Bloom currently edits five critical series for Chelsea ... Read full review

Contents

Users Guide
7
Editors Note
8
Introduction
9
Biography of Henry James
12
Plot Summary of Washington Square
15
List of Characters in Washington Square
18
Critical Views on Washington Square
20
Plot Summary of The Portrait of a Lady
29
Critical Views on The Wings of the Dove
56
Plot Summary of The Ambassadors
68
List of Characters in The Ambassadors
71
Critical Views on The Ambassadors
74
Plot Summary of The Golden Bowl
84
List of Characters in The Golden Bowl
87
Critical Views on The Golden Bowl
89
Works by Henry James
101

List of Characters in The Portrait of a Lady
33
Critical Views on The Portrait of a Lady
36
Plot Summary of The Wings of the Dove
51
List of Characters in The Wings of the Dove
54

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About the author (2009)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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