Henry James Complete Stories 1874–1884 Book

Henry James Complete Stories 1874–1884 Book

Complete Stories 1874–1884

In the years when he achieved his greatest success as a novelist, Henry James was also contributing stories prolifically to popular magazines Stories collected in this Library of America volume the second of five volumes of James s stories show James working out, in a concise fictional laboratory, themes that appear in such novels of the period as The Portrait of a In the years when he achieved his greatest success as a novelist, Henry James was also contributing stories prolifically to popular magazines Stories collected in this Library of America volume the second of five volumes of James s stories show James working out, in a concise fictional laboratory, themes that appear in such novels of the period as The Portrait of a Lady and The Bostonians They include some of his most famous explorations of the international theme Daisy Miller, the unforgettable portrayal of an innocent, headstrong American girl at odds with European s, An International Episode and Lady Barberina, satirically probing tales of English aristocrats and the American marriage market, and The Siege of London, in which an American widow strives to work her way into English society.In A Bundle of Letters and The Point of View, James makes a fascinating experimental use of the epistolary form Professor Fargo presents an unusually bleak view of the darker side of American life, while The Author of Beltraffio offers a disturbing portrait of a fin de si cle novelist Throughout, James wittily limns the demands and hidden struggles of social life, and hones his mastery of the unexpected resolution and the brilliantly framed moral portrait.Adventurous in narrative technique, yet marked by precise observation rendered in quicksilver prose, the stories of James s middle period present a breathtaking array of memorable characters and beguiling scenarios

Title : Complete Stories 1874–1884
Author :  Henry James
Language : English
Isbn : 1883011639
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 924 pages

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