The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872-1876

The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872-1876

Volume 1

Henry James
Edited by Pierre A. Walker and Greg W. Zacharias
Introduction by Millicent Bell

The Complete Letters of Henry James Series

486 pages
5 images

Hardcover

April 2009

978-0-8032-2225-0

$125.00 Add to Cart

About the Book

Recipient of the “Approved Edition” seal from the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions

The Complete Letters of Henry James fills a crucial gap in modern literary studies by presenting in a scholarly edition the complete letters of one of the great novelists and letter writers of the English language. Comprising more than ten thousand letters reflecting on a remarkably wide range of topics—from James’s own life and literary projects to broader questions on art, literature, and criticism—this edition is an indispensable resource for students of James and of American and English literature, culture, and criticism as well as for research libraries throughout North America and Europe and for scholars who specialize in James, the European novel, and modern literature. This volume is the first of three to include James's letters from 1872 to 1876.

Author Bio

Henry James (1843–1916) wrote short stories, plays, literary criticism, travel essays and is most famous for his many novels, which include The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Ambassadors, and The Golden Bowl. American born, he spent considerable time in England and eventually became a British subject. When he died he left behind more than ten thousand letters.

Pierre A. Walker is a professor of English at Salem State College. He is the editor of Henry James on Culture: Collected Essays on Politics and the American Social Scene, available in a Bison Books edition, and the author of Reading Henry James in French Cultural Contexts. Greg W. Zacharias is a professor of English and the founder and director of the Center for Henry James Studies at Creighton University. He is the author of Henry James and the Morality of Fiction and editor of A Companion to Henry James.

Praise

"For a snapshot of 19th-century Europe—and a sampling of a great novelist's young mind—there is perhaps nothing better than the latest, meticulously edited volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James."—Alexander Theroux, Wall Street Journal

Table of Contents

<CT>Contents</CT>

Acknowledgments  

Introduction by Millicent Bell     

Symbols and Abbreviations    

Chronology 

Errata     

 

1872

May 20      To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

May 23      To Mary Walsh James    

May 24      To Grace Norton  

May 29      To Henry James Sr.     

June 1      To Charles Eliot Norton

June 4      To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

June 11, <b>12, 13</b>  To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

June 19, <b>20</b>      To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

June 22     To Grace Norton  

June 28, 29 To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

July 2      To Elizabeth Boott     

July 5, 6   To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

July 13     To Mary Walsh James    

July 14     To Charles Eliot Norton

July 21     To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

July 24, 28 To William James 

July 28     To Henry James Sr.     

July 28     To Grace Norton  

August <b>5</b> <i>; misdated</i> August 14     To Mary Walsh James    

August 8    To Grace Norton  

August 11   To Henry James Sr.     

August 13   To Elizabeth Boott     

August 18   To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

August 25, 26     To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

August 31, <b>September 3</b> To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

September 9 To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

September 11      To Charles Eliot Norton

September 15, 16  To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

September 19      To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

September 22, 28  To William James 

September 29      To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

October 10  To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

October 28  To Alice James   

<b>early November</b>   To Henry James Sr.     

November 5  To Grace Norton  

November 16 To Elizabeth Boott     

November 19 To Charles Eliot Norton

December 1, <b>2</b> <i>; misdated</i> November 31, December 1    To William James 

December 9  To Henry James Sr.     

December 14 To Elizabeth Boott     

December 14 To Wendell Phillips Garrison 

December 16 To Alice James   

<b>December 25</b>      To Henry James Sr.     

December 29 To Mary Walsh James    

 

1873

January 1   To Thomas Sergeant Perry     

January 8   To William James 

<b>January 8</b>  To Henry James Sr.     

January 15  To Grace Norton  

January 19  To Henry James Sr.     

January 24  To Thomas Sergeant Perry     

<b>January 25<n>April 2</b>   To Elizabeth Boott     

January 26, <b>27</b>   To Mary Walsh James    

February 1  To Henry James Sr.     

February 10 To Alice James   

February 17 To Mary Walsh James    

February 18 To Jane Norton   

March 4     To Henry James Sr.     

March 5     To Grace Norton  

March 13    To Charles Eliot Norton

March 24    To Mary Walsh James    

<b>March</b> 28<i>; misdated</i> February 28    To Henry James Sr.     

March 31    To Charles Eliot Norton

April 9     To William James 

April 25, 26      To Alice James   

April 26    To Elizabeth Boott     

May 4 To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

May 8 To Grace Norton  

May 9, 11   To Sarah Butler Wister 

May 19      To William James 

May 23      To Elizabeth Boott     

<b>May 27</b>     To Mary Walsh James    

May 31      To William James 

June 8, 11  To Alice James   

June <b>12, 13</b> <b>1872</b><i>; misdated</i> June 11     To Elizabeth Boott     

June 18     To William James 

June 22     To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

June 22     To William Dean Howells

June 23     To Thomas Sergeant Perry     

June 29     To Henry James Sr.     

July 8      To Mary Lucinda Holton James 

 

Biographical Register  

Genealogies

General Editors' Note  

Works Cited

Index

     

 

 

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