Tales of Henry James The texts of the tales, the author on his craft, criticism

Henry James, 1843-1916

Book - 2003

Presents the text and critical analysis of nine short stories of author Henry James representing the major achievements of his career as a fiction writer.

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Norton critical edition.
New York : W.W. Norton ©2003.
2nd ed
Physical Description
x, 524 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-524).
Main Author
Henry James, 1843-1916 (-)
Other Authors
Christof Wegelin, 1911- (-), Henry B. Wonham, 1960-
  • Preface to the first edition
  • Preface to the second edition
  • The texts of the tales
  • Daisy Miller: a study
  • The Aspern papers
  • The pupil
  • Brooksmith
  • The real thing
  • The middle years
  • In the cage
  • The beast in the jungle
  • The jolly corner
  • The author on his craft
  • Editors' commentary
  • The art of fiction / Henry James
  • From his notebooks / Henry James
  • [On the origin of "Brooksmith"]
  • [On the origin of "The Aspern papers"]
  • [On the origin of "The real thing"]
  • [On the origin of "The middle years"]
  • [On the origin of "The beast in the jungle"]
  • [Regarding "The jolly corner" in retrospect]
  • From his prefaces / Henry James
  • [On "Daisy Miller"]
  • [On "The Aspern papers"]
  • [On "The pupil]
  • [On "Brooksmith" and "The real thing"]
  • [On "The middle years'']
  • [On "In the cage"]
  • [On "The beast in the Jungle"]
  • [On "The jolly corner"]
  • Criticism
  • James and the art of short fiction / Richard A. Hocks
  • "Daisy Miller" / Millicent Bell
  • "The Aspern papers" / William Veeder
  • "The pupil" / Michael Moon
  • The master and the 'queer affair' of "The pupil" / Philip Horne
  • Revision and "The middle years" / Julie Rivkin
  • The madness of art : Henry James's "The middle years" / Joyce Carol Oates
  • Gender, sexuality, and work in "In the cage" / John Carlos Rowe
  • The beast in the closet / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • "The jolly corner" / Kenneth W. Warren.