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The Infinite Hope of Never Doing Anything Wrong

Michael Anesko

in Generous Mistakes: Incidents of Error in Henry James

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198794882
eISBN:
9780191836404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794882.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Portrait of a Lady is riddled with errors—and not just the editorial kind, analyzed in the first two chapters of this book. The dramatic action of the novel pivots upon errors of perception, of ... More


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