Henry James: A Collection of Critical Essays, 1st edition

  • Ruth Bernard Yeazell

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Table of contents

Introduction, Ruth Bernard Yeazell.

The Melodrama of Consciousness, Peter Brooks.

Gender and Value in THE AMERICAN, Carolyn Porter.

Aestheticism and THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, Jonathan Freedman.


Surveillance in THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA, Mark Seltzer.

The First Paragraph of THE AMBASSADORS, Ian Watt.

The Logic of Delegation in THE AMBASSADORS, Julie Rivkin.

The Beast in the Closet, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.

The Imagination of Metaphor, Ruth Bernard Yeazell.

The Consuming Vision, Jean-Christophe Agnew.

Chronology of Important Dates.

Notes on Contributors.


Published by Pearson (July 26th 1993) - Copyright © 1994