Complete Stories, 1864-1874

Complete Stories James s world famous stories are again available in their entirety in a handsome collector s edition that brings together his first published stories

  • Title: Complete Stories, 1864-1874
  • Author: Henry James Jean Strouse Edward W. Said William Vance
  • ISBN: 9781883011703
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
  • James s world famous stories are again available in their entirety in a handsome collector s edition that brings together his first 24 published stories.

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    1. Henry James Jean Strouse Edward W. Said William Vance

      Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.James insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world, as French authors were His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.

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    1. These are the earliest of Henry James's hundreds of short stories, and while not all of them are classics, a number of them are--and all are highly readable and thoroughly enjoyable. James's complete command of the genre and the depth of his insight into human nature are all the more remarkable when you consider that he was still a young man in his twenties and early thirties when he wrote these stories.


    2. "It's well enough to wear our hearts upon our sleeves; but for those of others, when intrusted to our keeping, I think we had better find a more secluded lodging.""She drank deep at the well of self-pity, but found its waters brackish."


    3. What impresses me about James's early stories is how competent and professional a writer he was from the very beginning. There really isn't a "bad" story in this collection, though you do notice as you work your way through them that he gets better and better as the years progress. His first story publication is a decent tale, obviously modeled on some of the stories of writers such as Poe who specialize in trick (and mildly macabre) endings. However, as he published more and began to stretch hi [...]


    4. "The portrait lack certain harmonious finish, that masterful interfusion of parts which the painter afterward practiced; the touch is hasty, and here and there a little heavy; but its splendid vivacity and energy, and the almost boyish good faith of some of its more venturesome strokes, make it a capital exampke of that momentous point in the history of genius when still tender promise blooms--in a night, as it were--into perfect force."--p. 769


    5. I finished this first volume of Henry James stories on the day Alice Munro received the Nobel Prize. In my opinion, if there is anybody who outdoes Henry James in the short story - it is only her.



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