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The Bostonians

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

  • Publication planned for: July 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107003989

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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 Bostonians is an extraordinary political and psychological drama narrating the struggle between Northern feminist Olive Chancellor and her cousin, former slaveholder and radical conservative Basil Ransom, for 'possession' of the beautiful, talented Verena Tarrant. The issues raised of the relations between the sexes, between North and South and between differing visions of 'progress' in America are as timely - and contentious - as when the novel first appeared. This fully annotated scholarly edition of one of James's most distinctive and important works features a detailed contextual introduction, full textual history and helpful explanatory annotation. It will be of interest to researchers, scholars and advanced students of Henry James, and of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American fiction and literature.

    • Presents the first fully annotated scholarly edition of The Bostonians, giving readers access to a full textual history, detailed contextual introduction and helpful explanatory annotation
    • Tracks the history of the novel's composition, publication and reception which was one of the most interesting in James's canon - the book was conceived in America but written in England; published in serial form in America but in volume form in England; caused a scandal in Boston when it first appeared, and has continued to divide critical opinion
    • The editorial apparatus enables readers to navigate James's complex personal, familial and literary engagement with the issues in the novel, including the struggle for women's rights, identity politics, the nature of masculinity, same-sex relationships and the post-Civil War 'settlement' between North and South
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    • Publication planned for: July 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107003989
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
  • 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 publication
    The Bostonians
    Glossary of foreign words and phrases
    Notes
    Textual variants
    Appendices.

  • Author

    Henry James

    Editor

    Daniel Karlin, University of Bristol
    Daniel Karlin is Winterstoke Professor of English Literature at the University of Bristol and a world-leading authority on nineteenth-century British and American literature. He has taught in both the UK and USA, including Boston University.

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