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The Jolly Corner and Other Tales, 1903-1910
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The Jolly Corner and Other Tales, 1903-1910 (Hardback)

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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.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 21/09/2017 ISBN-13: 9781107002753  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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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