Travels with Henry James

Travels with Henry James

This is a book to be read slowly, the better to absorb its sights and sounds, its insights and reflections.” —from the foreword by Hendrik Hertzberg Brimming with charm, wit, and biting criticism, this new collection of travel essays ...

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781568585789

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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“To travel with James in these pages is to take an unhurried vacation with a thoroughly seasoned, supremely cultivated, acutely intelligent companion. Our guide is a curious, engaged observer not only of landscapes and streets and cathedrals but also of paintings and plays and the characteristics—national, social, and individual—of the people we encounter at his side. This is a book to be read slowly, the better to absorb its sights and sounds, its insights and reflections.” —from the foreword by Hendrik Hertzberg Brimming with charm, wit, and biting criticism, this new collection of travel essays reintroduces the iconic novelist Henry James as a formidable travel companion. Whether for a trip to Lake George or an afternoon visit to an art exhibit in Paris, James will delight readers with his insights and make them feel nostalgic for places they've never been.
Categories: Travel

Collected Travel Writings

Collected Travel Writings

Sixteen delightful travel essays, collected for the first time, feature James's impressions and opinions of Great Britain, his adopted home, and America, as he revisits his homeland after a twenty-year absence.

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 0940450763

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 846

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Sixteen delightful travel essays, collected for the first time, feature James's impressions and opinions of Great Britain, his adopted home, and America, as he revisits his homeland after a twenty-year absence.
Categories: Literary Collections

William and Henry James

William and Henry James

This collection of 216 letters offers an accessible, single-volume distillation of the exchange between celebrated brothers William and Henry James.

Author: William James

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813916941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 570

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This collection of 216 letters offers an accessible, single-volume distillation of the exchange between celebrated brothers William and Henry James. Spanning more than fifty years, their correspondence presents a lively account of the persons, places, and events that affected the Euro-American world from 1861 until the death of William James in August 1910. An engaging introduction by John J. McDermott suggests the significance of the Selected Letters for the study of the entire family.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Henry James Travel

Henry James  Travel

Gunter, Susan E. (2009) Alice in Jamesland: The Story of Alice Howe Gibbens
James, Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press. Hertzberg, Hendrik (
2016) “Foreword,” Travels with Henry James, New York: Nation Books: v–xiii.

Author: Mirosława Buchholtz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429789083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

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Henry James’ Travel: Fiction and Non-Fiction offers a multifaceted approach to Henry James’ idea and practice of travel from the perspective of the globalized world today. Each chapter addresses a different selection of James’ fiction and non-fiction and offers a different approach towards the ideas that are still with us today: history reflected in art and architecture, the tourist gaze, museum culture, transnationalism, and the return home. As a whole, the book encompasses both early and late fiction and non-fiction by Henry James, giving the reader a sense of how his idea of travel evolved over several decades of his creative activity and shows how thin the line between fiction and non-fiction travel writing really is.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Italian Hours

Italian Hours

This volume collects a series of essays about James' extensive travels in Italy, which were written and revised by the author over a period of 40 years.

Author: Henry James

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775418672

Category: Travel

Page: 460

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Part of a remarkably talented family, Henry James is regarded as one of the most important American writers of the nineteenth century. Although he is best known for novels such as The Wings of the Dove and The Portrait of a Lady, James was also a renowned essayist. This volume collects a series of essays about James' extensive travels in Italy, which were written and revised by the author over a period of 40 years.
Categories: Travel

The Europeans

The Europeans

Its wit, gaiety, and what Rebecca West calls its "clear sunlit charm" have made this masterly short novel the most popular of James's novels.

Author: Henry James

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101068599719

Category: American fiction

Page: 208

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Eugenia, an expatriated American, is the morganatic wife of a German prince, who is about to reject her in favor of a state marriage. With her artist brother Felix Young she travels to Boston to visit relatives she has never before seen, in hopes of making a wealthy marriage. The men of Bostonsoon realize her deceitfulness, and she returns to Europe, feeling that her fortune-hunting scheme is impractical in unsusceptible America. Its wit, gaiety, and what Rebecca West calls its "clear sunlit charm" have made this masterly short novel the most popular of James's novels.
Categories: American fiction

Critical Companion to Henry James

Critical Companion to Henry James

Travel Writing and the Metropolis: James, london, and English Hours.” American
Literature 67 (1995): 201–232. Bradbury, nicola. “'While I Waggled My Small Feet
': Henry James's return to Paris.” Yearbook of English Studies 34, no. 1 (2004): ...

Author: Eric L. Haralson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438117270

Category:

Page: 529

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Examines the life and writings of Henry James including detailed synopses of his works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.
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Henry James and Edith Wharton

Henry James and Edith Wharton

Uses the correspondence between the two American writers to trace the development of their friendship

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: UOM:39015015529285

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Uses the correspondence between the two American writers to trace the development of their friendship
Categories: Fiction

Henry James in Context

Henry James in Context

Travel. and. tourism. Roslyn Jolly Henry James without travel is inconceivable.
Movement between countries and the destabilized viewpoint produced by the
habit of comparing them are at the heart of his distinctive novelistic vision.
James's ...

Author: David McWhirter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316154205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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Long misread as a novelist conspicuously lacking in historical consciousness, Henry James has often been viewed as detached from, and uninterested in, the social, political, and material realities of his time. As this volume demonstrates, however, James was acutely responsive not only to his era's changing attitudes toward gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity, but also to changing conditions of literary production and reception, the rise of consumerism and mass culture, and the emergence of new technologies and media, of new apprehensions of time and space. These essays portray the author and his works in the context of the modernity that determined, formed, interested, appalled, and/or provoked his always curious mind. With contributions from an international cast of distinguished scholars, Henry James in Context provides a map of leading edge work in contemporary James studies, an invaluable reference work for students and scholars, and a blueprint for possible future directions.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ambassadors

Ambassadors

With the aim of learning about the activities of Chad Newsome, he travels to Paris and unravels secrets that astound him. The novel subtly compares the different moral standards and conflicting ideas and emotions of the characters.

Author: Henry James

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781425049003

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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In the backdrop of Paris and New England, the story unfolds and narrates the events that help Lambert Strether in self-discovery. With the aim of learning about the activities of Chad Newsome, he travels to Paris and unravels secrets that astound him. The novel subtly compares the different moral standards and conflicting ideas and emotions of the characters.
Categories: Fiction

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

In particular, he questions the widespread view that Swift is to be understood in terms of irony, persona or mask. He points out, for instance, that Swift's irony is not continuous, and that his sense of form is not ours.

Author: Denis Donoghue

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521075640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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In this concise critical survey, Professor Donoghue looks at Swift's whole output, and expresses a fresh sense of his literary character. In particular, he questions the widespread view that Swift is to be understood in terms of irony, persona or mask. He points out, for instance, that Swift's irony is not continuous, and that his sense of form is not ours. We should not see him as producing elaborate artistic structures, but as meeting particular needs which forced themselves upon him. We need also to identify the 'gestures' through which Swift revealed his characteristic mental attitudes, and behind them to sense his general life-stance; to understand his devices - such as the choice and change of perspective; his deeper pre-occupations - such as the relationship between the body, the mind and the soul; his attitude to and use of language; his conception of the nature of humanity; the characteristics of his verse.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Travels in Hawaii

Travels in Hawaii

To HENRY JAMES When Henry James (1843—1916), famed American novelist
and expatriate , published in 1884 his volume of criticism, The Art of Fiction,
R.L.S. responded by publishing "A Humble Remonstrance." Continued mutual ...

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824813979

Category: Travel

Page: 205

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In 1899 a chartered yacht, the Casco, brought to Honolulu Robert Louis Stevenson and his family. The writer was then already at the height of his popularity in Europe and the United States. He spent the next six months and another, shorter period in 1893 in the Hawaiian Islands, participating in the life of the royal crowd and enjoying the best health of a lifetime plagued with illness. Travels in Hawaii brings together many of the diverse works from a romantic interlude in the career of this famous writer.
Categories: Travel

Traveling in Italy with Henry James

Traveling in Italy with Henry James

Essays Henry James Fred Kaplan. pleasures is , to a son of communities
strenuous as ours are strenuous , the most salient characteristic of the so - called
Latin civilisations . It charms him and vexes him , according to his mood ; and for
the ...

Author: Henry James

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015026856859

Category: Authors, American

Page: 413

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Letters and essays grouped geographically share the author's impressions of Venice, Rome, Florence, and the Bay of Naples
Categories: Authors, American

Henry James Narrative Technique

Henry James  Narrative Technique

James'. Travel. in. Italy. and. the. United. States. In. 1869, the young Henry James
embarked on his first independent tour of Europe. His pilgrimage took him to
England, France, Switzerland, and Italy, where he followed in the footsteps of ...

Author: K. Boudreau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230106864

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Henry James Narrative Technique situates Henry James famous method within an emerging modernist tradition with roots in philosophical debates between rationalism and empiricism. This cogent study considers James works in the context of nineteenth-century thought on consciousness, perception, and cognition. Kristin Boudreau makes the compelling argument that these philosophical discussions influenced James depictions of consciousness and are integral to his narrative technique.
Categories: Fiction

The Portable Henry James

The Portable Henry James

1844 In England, life-changing “vastation” of Henry James Sr. takes place,
caused by a “damnèd shape squatting invisible to me within the precincts of the
room.” Family travels to Paris. 1845-57 Returns to New York City, then spends
two ...

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650956

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Henry James wrote with an imperial elegance of style, whether his subjects were American innocents or European sophisticates, incandescent women or their vigorous suitors. His omniscient eye took in the surfaces of cities, the nuances of speech, dress, and manner, and, above all, the microscopic interactions, hesitancies, betrayals, and self-betrayals that are the true substance of relationships. The entirely new Portable Henry James provides an unparalleled range of this great body of work: seven major tales, including Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, "The Beast in the Jungle," and "The Jolly Corner"; a sampling of revisions James made to some of his most famous work; travel writing; literary criticism; correspondences; autobiography; descriptions of the major novels; and parodies by famous contemporaries, including T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolf, and Graham Greene. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Fiction

Daisy Miller and Other Stories

Daisy Miller and Other Stories

A collection of three tales: "Daisy Miller", "An International Episode" and "Lady Barbarina".

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853262137

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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With an Introduction and Notes by Pat Righelato, University of Reading. Daisy Miller is one of Henry James's most attractive heroines: she represents youth and frivolity. As a tourist in Italy, her American freedom and freshness of spirit come up against the corruption and hypocrisy of European manners. From its first publication, readers on both sides of the Atlantic have quarrelled about her, defending or attacking the liberties that Daisy takes and the conventions that she ignores. All three tales in this collection, 'Daisy Miller', 'An International Episode' and 'Lady Barbarina', express James's most notable subject, "the international theme", the encounters, romantic and cultural, between Americans and Europeans. His heroes and heroines approach each other on unfamiliar ground with new freedoms, yet find themselves unexpectedly hampered by old constraints. In 'An International Episode', an English lord visiting Newport, Rhode Island, falls in love with an American girl, but their relationship becomes more complicated when she travels to London. In the light-hearted comedy 'Lady Barbarina', a rich young American seeks an English aristocratic bride. The unusual outcomes of these three tales pose a number of social questions about marriage and the traditional roles of men and women. Is an international marriage symbolic of the highest cultural fusion of values or is it an old style raid and capture? Is marriage to remain the feminine destination? AUTHOR: Although born in the United States, Henry James (1843-1916) was educated in Europe, and spend most of his later life in England, eventually becoming a British citizen. His novels often illustrate the clash of cultures between America and Europe, and in truth were not particularly popular during his lifetime, particularly in the country of his birth. In recent years, his novels have been adapted for film and television, and his supernatural stories, particularly 'The Turn of the Screw', remain highly regarded.
Categories: Fiction

The New York Stories of Henry James

The New York Stories of Henry James

Here Colm Tóibín, the author of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel The Master, a portrait of Henry James, brings together for the first time all the stories that James set in New York City.

Author: Henry James

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590174326

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Henry James led a wandering life, which took him far from his native shores, but he continued to think of New York City, where his family had settled for several years during his childhood, as his hometown. Here Colm Tóibín, the author of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel The Master, a portrait of Henry James, brings together for the first time all the stories that James set in New York City. Written over the course of James’s career and ranging from the deliciously tart comedy of the early “An International Episode” to the surreal and haunted corridors of “The Jolly Corner,” and including “Washington Square,” the poignant novella considered by many (though not, as it happens, by the author himself) to be one of James’s finest achievements, the nine fictions gathered here reflect James’s varied talents and interests as well as the deep and abiding preoccupations of his imagination. And throughout the book, as Tóibín’s fascinating introduction demonstrates, we see James struggling to make sense of a city in whose rapidly changing outlines he discerned both much that he remembered and held dear as well as everything about America and its future that he dreaded most. Stories included: The Story of a Masterpiece A Most Extraordinary Case Crawford’s Consistency An International Episode The Impressions of a Cousin The Jolly Corner Washington Square Crapy Cornelia A Round of Visits
Categories: Fiction

Henry James

Henry James

Probably Henry supported her desire, though they all worried that such a long
sea voyage might weaken her, especially if the weather were bad. Still, though
her travel opportunities had been limited, she had always responded favorably,
as if ...

Author: Fred Kaplan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480409781

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 620

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A stunning biography of the magisterial author behind The Portrait of a Lady and The Ambassadors Henry James is an absorbing portrait of one of the most complex and influential nineteenth-century American writers. Fred Kaplan examines James’s brilliant and troubled family—from his brother, a famous psychologist, to his sister, who fought with mental illness—and charts its influence on the development of the artist and his work. The biography includes a fascinating account of James’s life as an American expatriate in Europe, and his friendships with Edith Wharton and Joseph Conrad. Compressing a wealth of research into one engrossing and richly detailed volume, Henry James is a compelling exploration of its subject.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Familiar Spanish Travels

Familiar Spanish Travels

Among his more than one hundred books are the novels A Modern Instance (1881) and The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885).

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596054585

Category: Travel

Page: 404

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Every one will have his feeling about Moorish architecture; mine is that a little goes a long way, and that it is too monotonous to compete with the Gothic in variety, while it lacks the dignity of any form of the Greek or the Renaissance.-from "Sevillian Aspects and Incidents"William Dean Howells was one of the most influential critics and editors of the 19th century, his championing of writers such as Mark Twain, Henry James, Emily Dickinson, and Stephan Crane shaping the course of American literature. That powerful personality comes to the fore in this 1913 travelogue, in which Howells' journeys in Spain-informed by his daunting historical and literary erudition-become the stuff of an intelligent and opinionated narrative investigating the beauty, mysteries, and paradoxes of a romantic nation and its passionate people. A classic of travel writing, this portrait of Spain a century ago continues to enrapture armchair adventurers today.American writer and editor WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS (1837-1920) served as editor of the Atlantic Monthly from 1871 to 1881. Among his more than one hundred books are the novels A Modern Instance (1881) and The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885).
Categories: Travel