The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872-1876

The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872-1876

Volume 2

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

The Complete Letters of Henry James Series

342 pages
6 figures

Hardcover

November 2009

978-0-8032-2297-7

$130.00 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 about 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 of James, the European novel, and modern literature. This volume is the second of three to include James’s letters from 1872 to 1876.

Author Bio

Henry James (1843–1916) wrote short stories, plays, literary criticism, and 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, editor of A Companion to Henry James, and coeditor of Tracing Henry James.

Praise

"Like earlier releases in the ambitious "Complete Letters of Henry James" series, this richly rewarding compilation is well annotated and scrupulously edited: in addition to the letters, it includes a brief chronology of the years covered, genealogies of principal named families, and a "biographical register" of "relatively obscure" persons mentioned."—J. J. Benardete, Choice

Table of Contents

Contents

 

List of Illustrations  

Acknowledgments  

Symbols and Abbreviations    

Chronology 

Errata     

 

1873

July 15     To Mary Walsh James    

July 17     To Grace Norton  

July 23     To Mary Walsh James    

August 1    To Catharine Walsh     

August 4    To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

August 5    To William James 

August 10   To Sarah Butler Wister 

August 14   To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

August 15   To Elizabeth Boott     

September 3 To Alice James   

September 9 To William Dean Howells

September 15      To William James 

September 22      To Mary Walsh James    

September 26      To William James 

October 18  To William Dean Howells

October 26  To Henry James Sr.     

November 2  To Henry James Sr.     

November 16, <b>17</b>  To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

December 3  To Henry James Sr.     

December 10 To Elizabeth Boott     

December 22 To Henry James Sr.     

 

1874

January 4   To Samuel Gray Ward    

January 9   To William Dean Howells

January 13  To Alice James   

January 14  To Grace Norton  

February 5  To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

February 11 To Anna Hallowell

February 15 To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

February 27 To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

<b>February 28</b>      To William James 

March 1     To Editor of the <i>Independent</i>

March 9     To Henry James Sr. and Mary Walsh James  

March 10    To William Dean Howells

March 22    To William James 

April 4     To Mary Walsh James    

April 7, 8  To Elizabeth Boott     

April 18, <b>19</b>     To Alice James   

May 3 To William Dean Howells

May 3 To William James 

May 10      To Sarah Butler Wister 

May 17      To Mary Walsh James    

June 3      To Mary Walsh James    

June 13     To William James 

June 23     To Henry James Sr.     

July 6      To William James 

July 28     To Mary Walsh James    

July 29     To Elizabeth Boott     

July 29     To Sarah Butler Wister 

October 13  To Robertson James     

<b>November 18 or 25, December 2 or 9, 1874</b> To H. O. Houghton and Co.    

<b>late December 1874<n>January 1875</b>  To Welch and Bigelow   

<b>December 22, 29, 1874, or January 5, 12, 19, or 26, or February 2, 1875</b>      To Elizabeth Boott  

 

1875

January 13  To William Dean Howells

January 23  To Sarah Butler Wister 

January 29  To Welch and Bigelow   

<b>February</b>   To Wendell Phillips Garrison 

March 8     To Elizabeth Boott     

<b>March 19 or 26</b>   To William Dean Howells

<b>spring</b>     To Anna Hazard Barker Ward   

April 16    To Caroline Dall 

April 27    To H. O. Houghton and Co.    

May 27      To Mary Lucinda Holton James 

<b>late spring</b>      To James Ripley Osgood 

June 7      To George William Curtis

June 7      To Caroline Dall 

<b>June 23 or 30</b>    To William Dean Howells

July 21     To John Milton Hay     

August 5    To John Milton Hay     

August 18   To John Milton Hay     

August 18   To J. R. Osgood and Co.

August 24   To H. O. Houghton and Co.    

August 30   To H. O. Houghton and Co.    

August 31   To James Ripley Osgood 

September 1 To Edmund Clarence Stedman   

October 7   To H. O. Houghton and Co.    

<b>October 13</b> To H. O. Houghton and Co.    

October 13  To George Abbot James  

October 15  To H. O. Houghton and Co.    

 

Biographical Register  

Genealogies

General Editors’ Note  

Works Cited

Index

 

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