The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1880-1883

The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1880-1883

Volume 2

Henry James
Edited by Michael Anesko and Greg W. Zacharias
Associate Editor, Katie Sommer

The Complete Letters of Henry James Series

376 pages
index

Hardcover

October 2017

978-1-4962-0118-8

$95.00 Pre-order

About the Book

Recipient of the Approved Edition seal from the Modern Language Association’s committee on scholarly editions

This volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1880–1883 includes 178 letters, 98 of which are published for the first time, written from November 1, 1881, to January 1, 1883. The letters record Henry James’s establishment as one of the preeminent professional writers in Britain and the United States and follow James’s return journeys to the United States following the deaths of his parents. This volume concludes with James’s assumption of his role as the executor of his father’s will and thus the de facto head of the family.
              

 

Author Bio

Henry James (1843–1916) was an American author and literary critic. He wrote some two dozen novels, including Portrait of a Lady and The Golden Bowl and left behind more than ten thousand letters. Michael Anesko is a professor of English and American studies at Pennsylvania State University. He is a general editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James and the author, most recently, of Generous Mistakes: Incidents of Error in Henry JamesGreg 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 editor of A Companion to Henry James and the coeditor of Tracing Henry JamesKatie Sommer has been an associate editor of the Complete Letters of Henry James series since 2007 and has worked on the Henry James letters project since 2001.

Table of Contents

The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1880-1883, volume 2, contains 177 letters, of which 97 are published for the first time. Each letter is followed by previous publication information or a note that there is no previous publication.

Acknowledgments    000
Symbols and Abbreviations    000
Chronology        000
Errata        000
1881
[November 1, 1881-April 25, 1882, or December 26, 1882-August 7, 1883]    To Elizabeth Ellery Sedgwick Child    000
November 1    To William Dean Howells    000
November 3    To Houghton, Mifflin and Company    000
November 5    To Thomas Bailey Aldrich    000
November 5    To Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.    000
November 5    To Houghton, Mifflin and Company    000
November 6    To Marian “Clover” Hooper Adams    000
[November 6, 1881, November 20, 1881, or February 5, 1882]    To Grace Norton    000
[November 9]    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
[November 10, 1881, November 24, 1881, or February 9, 1882]    To Grace Norton    000
[November 14]    To Grace Norton    000
[November 14]    To George Abbot James    000
[November 15, 1881-January 7, 1882] To Mary Sherwin Gibbens    000
[November 16]    To Thomas Bailey Aldrich    000
November 17    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
November 17    To Frederick Macmillan    000
November 18    To Thomas Bailey Aldrich    000
November 19    To George Abbot James    000
[November 20]    To Thomas Sergeant Perry    000
November 21    To Abby Alger    000
November 23    To Thomas Bailey Aldrich    000
November 23    To Houghton, Mifflin and Company    000
[November 24]    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
November 25    To Elinor Mead Howells    000
[November 27]    To Elizabeth Ellery Sedgwick Child    000
[November 28]    To Elinor Mead Howells    000
[November 28]    To Thomas Sergeant Perry    000
[November 30]    To Thomas Sergeant Perry    000
[November 30]    To George Abbot James    000
December 3    To Charles Strong     000
December 5    To Robert Grant    000
December 6    To William Dean Howells    000
December 7    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
December 8    To Houghton, Mifflin and Company    000
December 10    To Julia Ward Howe    000
December 13    To Grace Norton    000
[December 18]    To Helena de Kay Gilder    000
[December 18]    To Whitelaw Reid    000
December 20    To Henry Adams    000
December 26    To Whitelaw Reid    000
December 27    To Henry Adams    000
December 27    To Frederick Macmillan    000
December 29    To Whitelaw Reid    000
December 30    To Frederick Macmillan    000

1882
January 1    To Edwin Lawrence Godkin    000
January 7    To Thomas Sergeant Perry    000
January 7    To William Ralston    000
January 8    To Sir John Forbes Clark    000
January 9    To William Dean Howells    000
January 9    To Henrietta Reubell    000
January 10    To Grace Norton    000
January 15    To Edwin Lawrence Godkin    000
January 15    To Jane Dalzell Finlay Hill    000
January 22    To Edwin Lawrence Godkin    000
January 22    To Mary Walsh James    000
January 23    To Sir John Forbes Clark    000
January 23    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
January 23    To Thomas Sergeant Perry    000
January 27    To Robertson James    000
January 27    To Houghton, Mifflin and Company    000
[January 29] To Mary Walsh James    000
[February 2] To George Abbot James    000
[February 3] To Francis James Child    000
February 3    To Edwin Lawrence Godkin    000
[February 3] To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
[February 3] To Thomas Sergeant Perry    000
February 7    To Charles Eliot Norton    000
February 7    To Julia Ward Howe    000
[February 8] To George Abbot James    000
February 10    To Caroline Dall    000
February 10    To George Abbot James    000
February 12    To Unidentified    000
February 13    To Mary James Wilkinson Mathews    000
February 14    To Elizabeth Boott    000
[February 14-April 25, 1882] To Daniel Chester French    000
February 17    To Helena de Kay Gilder    000
February 20    To George Abbot James    000
February 27    To Edwin Lawrence Godkin    000
February 27    To Archibald Philip Primrose, Lord Rosebery    000
[March 3, 10, or 17] To Grace Norton    000
March 4    To William B. Closson    000
March 4    To William Jones Hoppin    000
March 4    To Henrietta Reubell    000
March 7    To Abbott Handerson Thayer    000
March 11    To Unidentified    000
[March 18]To Edwin Lawrence Godkin    000
[March 23]To Grace Norton    000
March 29    To Isabella Stewart Gardner     000
March 29    To Arthur George Sedgwick    000
April 5    To John Milton Hay    000
April 5    To Frances “Fanny” Anne Kemble    000
April 7    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
April 11    To Grace Norton    000
April 11    To Thomas Sergeant Perry    000
April 12    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
April 14    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
[April 16]To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
[April 16 or 17] To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
[April 17]To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
April 18    To Julia Ward Howe    000
April 20    To Francis J. Garrison    000
April 20    To Edmund Clarence Stedman    000
April 24    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
April 25    To Owen Wister    000
April 28    To Edward Waldo Emerson    000
[April 29] To Thomas Sergeant Perry    000
[May 3]    To Elizabeth Ellery Sedgwick Child    000
May 25    To Grace Norton    000
May 25    To Mary Lucinda Holton James    000
May 26    To William Ralston    000
June 1    To Thomas Bailey Aldrich    000
June 5    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
June 5    To Edwin Lawrence Godkin    000
June 14    To Elizabeth Eberstadt Lewis    000
June 16    To Elizabeth Eberstadt Lewis    000
June 20    To Eliza Lynn Linton    000
June 27    To Thomas Bailey Aldrich    000
July 3    To Elizabeth Eberstadt Lewis    000
July 6    To Frank    000
July 12    To Frederick Macmillan    000
July 23    To Eliza Lynn Linton    000
July 27    To Elizabeth Eberstadt Lewis    000
July 28    To William Dean Howells                000
July 31    To Henry James Sr.    000
[August 1]To William Dean Howells    000
August 2    To Elizabeth Boott    000
August 2    To Edmund Gosse    000
August 2    To Grace Norton    000
[August 4]To William Dean Howells    000
August 8    To William Dean Howells    000
[August 10]To William Dean Howells    000
August 12    To William Dean Howells    000
August 12    To William Jones Hoppin    000
August 19    To William Dean Howells    000
August 29    To Thomas Bailey Aldrich    000
August 29    To James Ripley Osgood    000
September 3    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
September 3    To Henrietta Reubell    000
September 10    To Moncure Daniel Conway    000
September 11    To Henrietta Reubell    000
September 11    To Moncure Daniel Conway    000
September 14    To William Dean Howells    000
October 4    To James Ripley Osgood    000
October 7    To Elizabeth Boott    000
October 15    To William James    000
October 15    To William Dean Howells    000
October 16    To Alice Howe Gibbens James    000
October 17    To Grace Norton    000
October 28    To Henrietta Reubell    000
November 8    To James Ripley Osgood    000
November 12    To Isabella Stewart Gardner    000
November 13    To Sir John Forbes Clark    000
November 22    To Charles Hallam Elton Brookfield    000
November 22    To William Henry Huntington    000
November 26    To John Milton Hay    000
November 27    To William Dean Howells    000
[November 30] To Theodore E. Child    000
November 30    To William Dean Howells    000
December 1    To Elizabeth Eberstadt Lewis    000
December 5    To John Milton Hay    000
December 5    To Theodore E. Child    000
December 5    To Henrietta Reubell    000
December 6    To Robertson James    000
December 8    To Elizabeth Eberstadt Lewis    000
December 10    To Edmund Gosse    000
[December 11] To Elizabeth Eberstadt Lewis    000
[December 21, 1882-January 4, 1883] To Charles Eliot Norton    000
[December 24, 1882-August 12, 1883] To George Abbot James    000
December 26, 27    To William James    000
December 26    To Frederick Macmillan    000
December 28, 29    To William James    000
December 29    To Gertrude Bloede    000
December 30    To Robertson James    000
December 30    To Grace Norton    000
December 30    To Lady Louisa Erskine Wolseley    000

1883
January 1    To William James    000
January 1    To James Ripley Osgood    000

Biographical Register    000
General Editors’ Note    000
Works Cited    000
Index    000

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