The Portrait of a Lady: An Authoritative Text, Henry James and the Novel, Reviews and Criticism

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Norton, 1975 - Americans - 755 pages
The text of this Second Edition of one of Henry James's most important novels is that of the New York Edition (1908).

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This Norton Critical (ed 1975) is probably a bit dated in its supplemental content. The second edition (1995) – which drops the Graham Greene, Arnold Kettle, and Dorothea Krook essays – adds critical ... Read full review

Contents

Preface to the New York Edition 1908
3
The Portrait of a Lady
17
Textual Variants
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Copyright

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About the author (1975)

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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