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Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Kent Puckett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While everyone knows that the nineteenth-century novel is obsessed with gaffes, lapses, and blunders, who could have predicted that these would have so important a structural role to play in the ... More


Henry James’s Awkward Stage

David Kurnick

in Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Henry James's The Other House, which was conceived as a play but published as a novel in 1896. Almost exclusively reliant on dialogue and dense with the notation of movements ... More


Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Amy M. King

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Starting from the botanical crazes inspired by Linnaeus in the 18th century, and exploring the variations it spawned — natural history, landscape architecture, polemical battles over botany's ... More


Henry James: History, Narrative, Fiction

Roslyn Jolly

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119852
eISBN:
9780191671227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This is a study of Henry James's changing attitudes to history as a narrative model, tracing the development from his early interest in ‘scientific’ historiography to the radically anti-historical ... More


Henry James

Michael Millgate

in Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183662
eISBN:
9780191674099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183662.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Henry James, a novelist, a critic, a travel writer, and a poet. In this chapter, the discussion focuses on the poet's revision and modification of his works. In the latter ... More


Literary Impressionism and Impressionist Autobiographies: Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Ford Madox Ford

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is really a coda to the first half of the book, arguing that an alternative contemporary response to the disturbance in life‐writing is represented by the impressionist ... More


Hanging Together in Henry James

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at the ways in which the related effects of intention, coherence, and error are produced in several of Henry James’s novels. In particular, it looks to Hyacinth Robinson, the ... More


Inside and Outside the Plot: Rewriting the Bloom Script in James

Amy M. King

in Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter shows how Henry James inserts himself into the English novelistic tradition, forming the final stage of the 19th-century bloom lineage. James's novels about the marriageable girl are ... More


Pragmatic Modernism

Lisi Schoenbach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195389845
eISBN:
9780199918393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389845.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernism has long been understood as a radical repudiation of the past. Reading against the narrative of modernism-as-break, this book traces an alternative strain of modernist thought that grows ... More


The Personal Interview: Wishing to Be Interviewed in Henry James

Matthew Rubery

in The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction After the Invention of the News

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369267
eISBN:
9780199871148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369267.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The interview was first used in the United States in the 1860s and in Britain in the 1880s. No longer limited in meaning to a conversation between two people, the term “interview” acquired its ... More


Ambivalent Appropriations: Culture and the Tourist in James

James Buzard

in The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122760
eISBN:
9780191671531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122760.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the views and thoughts of American writer Henry James about American travellers and tourists in Europe. It suggests that James observed that many of the Americans he saw in ... More


The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts it provides ... More


American Modernism's Expatriate Scene: The Labour of Translation

Daniel Katz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625260
eISBN:
9780748652006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This study takes as its point of departure an essential premise: that the widespread phenomenon of expatriation in American modernism is less a flight from the homeland than a dialectical return to ... More


W. H. Auden: ‘as mirrors are lonely’

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers Auden's longer poems, especially The Sea and the Mirror, with reference to his ideas about sympathy and theological belief. It demonstrates how Auden's concerns about Freudian ... More


Of Art, Of Literature, Of Mr. H. G. Wells

Simon J. James

in Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606597
eISBN:
9780191738517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606597.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Following the enormous expansion of the reading public after the 1870–1 Education Acts, late-Victorian authors worried about the newly literate wanted to read—and about the fact that overwhelmingly, ... More


Auto/biografiction: Counterfeit Lives: A Taxonomy of Displacements of Fiction towards Life‐Writing

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the converse displacement to that considered in Chapters 3 and Chapter 4, looking instead at cases where fiction‐writers colonize the forms of life‐writing, producing a variety ... More


‘I Have Asked Henry James Not to Bring his Friend Oscar Wilde’: Daisy Miller, Washington Square and The Politics of Transatlantic Aestheticism

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's first documented meeting, in 1882. The tension between British and American culture is the most important aspect of transatlantic Aestheticism, ... More


The School of the Future as well as the Present: Wilde’s Impressions of James in Intentions and The Picture of Dorian Gray

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

From the mid-1880s to the early 1890s, Oscar Wilde transformed himself into a ‘real artist’ and reinvented Aestheticism in the process by developing an artistic method that was strongly informed by ... More


A Jamesian Art to Be Cultivated

Henry B. Wonham

in Playing the Races: Ethnic Caricature and American Literary Realism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161946
eISBN:
9780199788101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161946.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter assesses the exaggerated ethnic imagery Henry James employs in The American Scene in relation to the outlandish racist comedy that appeared in the era's magazines and newspapers. Moving ... More


Jamesian Institutions

Lisi Schoenbach

in Pragmatic Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195389845
eISBN:
9780199918393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389845.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Three addresses pragmatic modernism’s complex approach to the problem of institutionally-grounded change. It does so by examining a term, “prediction,” that captures one of the central ... More


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