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The Jolly Corner and Other Tales, 1903–1910

The Jolly Corner and Other Tales, 1903–1910

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James

  • Date Published: September 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107002753

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  • The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. The Jolly Corner and Other Tales, 1903–1910 includes the final ten stories James wrote. Many involve satirical critiques of an increasingly narcissistic, acquisitive society - from 'The Papers', with its attack on celebrity culture, to 'The Birthplace', offering a sardonic view of the Shakespeare industry, and 'A Round of Visits', which conducts a horrified tour through selfishness and swindling in early twentieth-century New York. The title story itself was in James's own view 'a miraculous masterpiece in the line of the fantastic-gruesome, the supernatural-thrilling … the best thing of this sort I've ever done'. With its extensive textual history and wide-ranging notes, this volume will interest not only James scholars, but all students of early twentieth-century Anglo-American literature and culture.

    • Provides detailed, wide-ranging annotations
    • Supplemented by an extensive textual history
    • Acts as the chronological end-point of James's story writing within the uniquely authoritative series The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'It is extraordinary how little attention has been given to James's texts, other than by James himself, and this is what the thirty-four volumes of CFHJ [The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James] set out to correct.' Francis Wilson, The Times Literary Supplement

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    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107002753
    • length: 688 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 42 mm
    • weight: 1.12kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    General editors' preface
    General chronology of James's life and writings
    Introduction
    Textual introduction
    Chronology of composition and production
    Bibliography
    The Jolly Corner and Other Tales
    Glossary of foreign words and phrases
    Notes
    Textual variants
    Emendations
    Appendix A: entries in James's notebooks
    Appendix B: extracts from prefaces to the New York edition.

  • Author

    Henry James

    Editor

    N. H. Reeve, University of Wales, Swansea
    N. H Reeve is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Swansea. He has written a number of critical studies of twentieth-century writing, and edited three volumes of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence. He edited a book of critical essays on James's short stories (Henry James: The Shorter Fiction, 1997), and for The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James he is co-editing The Beast in the Jungle and Other Tales and The Middle Years and Other Tales.

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