Death in Henry James

  • Authors
  • Andrew¬†Cutting

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Andrew Cutting
    Pages 1-18
  3. Andrew Cutting
    Pages 49-81
  4. Andrew Cutting
    Pages 82-109
  5. Andrew Cutting
    Pages 110-138
  6. Andrew Cutting
    Pages 139-168
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-198

About this book


Moving beyond established ideas of haunted Henry James, this book argues that death is as important a concept for understanding James's fiction as gender, sexuality and modernity, which have come to dominate James studies. Combining formal analysis and close reading with theoretical and historical approaches and focusing on key novels and tales from across James's career, Andrew Cutting explores five instances of Jamesian death: sacrifice, the corpse, morbidity, afterlife and demography. This is the first full-length study of this subject.


fiction Henry James novel

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