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The Reverberator

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

  • Date Published: August 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107002708

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  • Often overlooked by modern critics, The Reverberator was a departure from Henry James' immediately preceding novels, The Bostonians and The Princess Casamassima, returning to the popular 'international theme' of his earlier fiction. Its comedy of manners explores the conflicting values of American and Europeanized characters in the context of topical cultural concerns. Most notably, in its satire on popular journalism and an emerging mass-media through the scandal sheet 'The Reverberator', the novel dramatizes what James presciently saw as the 'devouring publicity' of modern life. This edition, based on the most reliable of the work's first book appearances (Macmillan, 1888), provides a thorough account of the novel's sources and composition, literary and historical contexts, and extensive revision for the New York Edition (1908), as well as extensive annotation. It will be of interest to James scholars, students of nineteenth-century Anglo-American literature and culture, and historians of journalism and new media.

    • Provides and authoritative edition of one of Henry James' novels often overlooked by modern critics
    • Offers a comprehensive textual apparatus including extensive annotations, chronology and introduction to the text
    • The text is based on the first publication of the book by MacMillan in 1888
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    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107002708
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgments
    Abbreviations
    General editors' preface
    General chronology of James' life and writings
    Introduction
    Textual introduction
    Chronology
    Bibliography
    The Reverberator
    Glossary of foreign words and phrases
    Notes
    Textual variants 1
    Textual variants 2
    List of emendations
    Appendix A. Sources from the world [New York]
    Appendix B. Extract from James' notebooks
    Appendix C. Preface to New York edition.

  • Author

    Henry James

    Editor

    Richard Salmon, University of Leeds
    Richard Salmon is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Leeds. He has published extensively on Henry James and on Victorian literature, including Henry James and the Culture of Publicity (Cambridge, 1997) and The Formation of the Victorian Literary Profession (Cambridge, 2013).

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