The Beast in the Jungle

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Max Bollinger, Sep 12, 2012 - Fiction - 56 pages
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The Beast in the Jungle is one of James' finest short novels touching upon such universal themes as loneliness, fate, love and death. The story can be interpreted as a confession or parable about James' own life. He never married and possibly never experienced a consummated sexual relationship. Although he did enjoy a thorough experience of aesthetic creativity, it is possible that he still regretted what he called the essential loneliness of his life. The parable of the protagonist, John Marcher and his peculiar destiny speaks about the worth and meaning of human life.

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

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Henry James, an American-born writer, one of the key representatives of 19th century literary realism. He is primarily known for the series of novels in which he portrays the encounter of Americans with Europe and Europeans. His style of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allows him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception.

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