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Henry James: Selected Literary Criticism


  • Date Published: April 1981
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521283656

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  • This 1981 book is a reissue of a selection of Henry James' literary criticism by Heinemann Educational Books in 1963. Few artists of any kind have applied to their work the degree of critical intelligence that James devoted to his, and the perfectionist care that he devoted to the practise of his own craft made him a great critic of the art of fiction in general. The essays included in this volume cover the entire span of James' career, from the essay on Whitman (1965) to The New Novel (1914). Of particular interest are the essays dealing with the great fiction writers of the nineteenth century: Dickens, George Eliot, Maupassant, Flaubert, Balzac and Zola. The book also includes by way of a preface F. R. Leavis' essay on James as a critic, in which Leavis analyses what he sees as the strengths of James' work in this field.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1981
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521283656
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mr Walt Whitman, 1865
    2. Our Mutual Friend, 1865
    3. The Belton Estate, 1866
    4. Taine's English Literature, 1876
    5. Swinburne's Essays, 1875
    6. Charles Baudelaire, 1876
    7. Daniel Deronda: A Conversation, 1876
    8. The Art of Fiction, 1884
    9. Emerson, 1887
    10. Guy de Maupassant, 1888
    11. The Journal of the Brothers de Goncourt, 1888
    12. Criticism, 1891
    13. Gustave Flaubert, 1893
    14. George Sand, 1897
    15. London Notes (The Diamond Jubilee), 1897
    16. London Notes (The Classical Spirit), 1897
    17. The Future of the Novel, 1899
    18. Honoré de Balzac, 1902
    19. Gustave Flaubert, 1893
    20. Emile Zola, 1903
    21. Gabriele D'Annunzio, 1904
    22. The Tempest, 1907
    23. The New Novel, 1914

  • Editor

    Morris Shapira

    Preface by

    F. R. Leavis

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