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Henry James : The Major Novels - Judith Woolf

Henry James

The Major Novels

Paperback Published: 3rd June 1991
ISBN: 9780521316552
Number Of Pages: 176

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Judith Woolf's elegantly written book introduces school and university students, as well as the interested general reader, to the major novels of Henry James (1843-1916), the American writer who became a great European novelist and died a naturalized Englishman.

The principal novels in which James explored his central theme, the betrayal of innocence, are discussed in a lucid way which offers fresh interpretations and communicates to the non-specialist reader the excitement rather than the difficulty of reading James. Difficulty is nonetheless often a feature of his work, and Judith Woolf does not shun important questions. She places him in the context of the history of the English novel (Fielding, Richardson, Dickens and George Eliot), focusing on traditions of tragic and comic vision and on the subtleties of expression and perspective enabled by the narrative form.

The book includes a short account of James's life, a list of his works and their dates, and a selected guide to further critism.

A brief life of Henry James
The Europeans, Washington Square, Daisy Miller
The Portrait of a Lady
The Bostonians
What Maisie Knew
The Awkward Age, The Ambassadors
The Wings of the Dove
The Golden Bowl
Selected bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521316552
ISBN-10: 0521316553
Series: British & Irish Authors
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 3rd June 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.46 x 13.89  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.18