Critical Companion to Henry James: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work (Critical Companion (Hardcover))

Critical Companion to Henry James: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work (Critical Companion (Hardcover))

Eric L Haralson, Kendall Johnson

Language: English

Pages: 516

ISBN: 0816068860

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Critical Companion to Henry James covers the life and works of Henry James as well as the related people, places, and topics that shaped his writing. Other features in this new title include a chronology of James's life, bibliographies of his works and of secondary sources, and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, providing essential background for the study of this literary master.

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Martinus. In 1976, an experimental film called What Maisie Knew was directed by Babette Mangolte. FURTHER READING Armstrong, Paul. “Consciousness and Moral Vision in What Maisie Knew.” In The Phenomenology of Henry James. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983. Beidler, Paul. “What Maisie Knew: Domestic Labyrinth and Human Frame.” In Frames in James: The Tragic Muse, The Turn of the Screw, What Maisie Knew, and The Ambassadors. Victoria: University of Victoria, 1993. Bell,

perspective throughout, and as the story progresses, Strether’s psychological development becomes the main focus of the novel. Vionnet, Jeanne de Madame de Vionnet’s daughter, Jeanne, is just approaching marriageable age. She is pretty, charming, and timid and is secretly in love with Chad. Vionnet, Madame de Separated from her husband for many years, Madame de Vionnet lives in Paris in a beautiful old house with her daughter, Jeanne. She is in her late thirties and is in love with Chad. She is

in which different European cultures interact, The American makes cultural conflict a fundamental basis of the plot to an extent never before seen. Cargill’s claim is disputable, but with The American in mind he defines the “international novel” as one: In which a character, usually guided in his actions by the mores of one environment, is set down in another, where his learned reflexes are of no use to him, where he must employ all his individual resources to meet successive situations, and

apartment in Rome. He has met and fallen in love with Pansy and wants Merle to put in a good word for him. She makes him promise not to speak to Pansy. Though their discussion focuses on Pansy, the reader learns much about Osmond and Isabel’s relationship too. They apparently differ on everything; Mme Merle tells Rosier that Isabel controls her own money and that while Osmond cannot provide a dowry, he should not expect Isabel to provide one either. Rosier is very fond of Isabel and believes that

television version that was adapted by Jack Pulman in 1968. It featured Richard Chamberlain and Suzanne Neve. A film version of The Portrait of a Lady was adapted and directed by Jane Campion in 1996. It starred Nicole Kidman and John Malkovich. FURTHER READING Baris, Sharon. “Gender, Judgment, and Presumptuous Readers: The Role of Daniel in The Portrait of a Lady.” Henry James Review 12, no. 3 (1991): 212–230. Baym, Nina. “Revision and Thematic Change in The Portrait of a Lady.” Modern Fiction

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