Henry James

  • Authors
  • Alan W. Bellringer
Book

Part of the Modern Novelists book series (MONO)

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Introduction

Henry James believed that the novel should be ahead of its time and should influence experience as much as reflect or express it. In works like The Europeans, Washington Square and The Portrait of a Lady, James brought American and European traditions in fiction together in new ways. His later works show further experiments with the language of consciousness, peripheral and opposing points of view, elusive reality and communication by signs. Alan Bellringer traces James's commitment to change and subtlety in his most popular texts. This study will be of interest to those coming to James for the first time as well as to more seasoned readers of his works.

Keywords

America bibliography English Henry James knowledge morality oral discourse Victorian era William James

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