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Despoiling Poynton: James, the Wilde Trials and Interior Decoration

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/9780748623853.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the spring of 1895, Oscar Wilde was at the epicentre of the most famous lawsuit in homosexual history. The sequence of three trials had begun in early April with Wilde's libel suit against the ... More


‘Everything Counts’: Prefaces to the New York Edition

Oliver Herford

in Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the Prefaces to the New York Edition (1907–9), in particular the frequent passages recalling the composition of a novel or story. Treating the Prefaces as a composite writerly ... More


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