The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1876-1878

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-10-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

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This critical and scholarly edition presents the complete letters of Henry James, one of the great novelists and letter writers of the English language. Comprising more than ten thousand letters and addressing a remarkably wide range of topics, this edition is an indispensable resource for students and scholars of James, of the European novel and modern literature, and of American and English literature, culture, and criticism. Written between December 1876 and December 1877, the letters in this volume trace James's departure from Paris and his arrival and domestication in London, where he would live at least part of each year for most of the rest of his life. In London, James quickly becomes immersed in the social and literary life of the city and of the nation. He is invited as an honorary guest to the Athenaeum Club; dines with Lord Houghton, William Gladstone, Alfred Tennyson, Heinrich Schliemann, and "half a dozen other men of 'high culture'"; and continues his friendship with Turgenev, who lives in Paris. In addition to his regular production of critical and travel essays, he completes The American, contracts with Macmillan to publish French Poets and Novelists, revises Watch and Wardfor book publication, and travels to France and Italy.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Settling Down, Moving Up, by Martha Bantap. xvii
Symbols and Abbreviationsp. lvii
Chronologyp. lix
Erratap. lxv
December 13 To Alice Jamesp. 3
December 13 To Thomas Sergeant Perryp. 7
December 17 To H. O. Houghton and Companyp. 8
December 18 To William Dean Howellsp. 9
December 21 To Whitelaw Reidp. 12
[December 24] To Mary Walsh Jamesp. 13
December 26 To Elizabeth Boottp. 18
January 1 To James Ripley Osgoodp. 25
January 6 To Katharine Hillardp. 26
January 6 To Mary Clarke Mohlp. 29
January 12 To William Jamesp. 31
January 12 To Thomas Sergeant Perryp. 37
January 13 To Henry Adamsp. 39
January 17 To H. O. Houghton and Companyp. 40
January 31 To Mary Walsh Jamesp. 41
February 2 To William Dean Howellsp. 50
February 2 To William Jamesp. 52
February 2 To Whitelaw Reidp. 54
February 7 To H. O. Houghton and Companyp. 55
February 8 To James Ripley Osgoodp. 55
February 9 To William Jamesp. 56
February 11 To Elizabeth Boottp. 58
February 13 To James Ripley Osgoodp. 62
February 13 To Henry James Sr.p. 63
February 17 To Frederick Locker-Lampsonp. 67
February 28 To William Jamesp. 68
February 28 To Thomas Sergeant Perryp. 73
March 2 To Alice Jamesp. 75
March 7 To James Ripley Osgoodp. 76
March 22 To Mary Walsh Jamesp. 77
March 27 To Henrietta Heathorn Huxleyp. 81
March 29 To William Jamesp. 82
March 30 To William Dean Howellsp. 87
April 8 To Alice Jamesp. 92
April 18 To Thomas Sergeant Perryp. 99
April 19 To William Jamesp. 102
April 23 To William Henry Huntingtonp. 104
May 4 To Mary Walsh Jamesp. 105
May 5 To Henry Adamsp. 113
May 11 To Theodore E. Childp. 117
May 20, 22 To Henry James Sr. and Alice Jamesp. 120
May 22 To Grace Nortonp. 128
May 26 To Elizabeth Boottp. 129
May 26 To William Conant Churchp. 131
May 31 To Henry Adamsp. 132
June 5 To Henry Adamsp. 135
June 7 To Grace Nortonp. 136
June 9, 11 To Henry James Sr.p. 138
[June 12] To Katharine Hillardp. 147
[June 14] To Katharine Hillardp. 148
June 23 To James Ripley Osgoodp. 149
June 25 To Thomas Sergeant Perryp. 150
June 28 To William Jamesp. 152
June 30 To Francis Pharcellus Church or William Conant Churchp. 161
July 7 To Richard Watson Gilderp. 162
July 10 To William Jamesp. 164
July 14 To Frederick Locker-Lampsonp. 170
July 15 To Henry Adamsp. 170
July 25 To Theodore E. Childp. 175
August 5 To Elizabeth Boottp. 178
August 6 To Mary Walsh Jamesp. 180
August 7 To Macmillan and Companyp. 185
August 9 To Grace Nortonp. 187
August 22 To Elizabeth Boottp. 193
August 26 To Mary Walsh Jamesp. 195
August 27 To Francis Pharcellus Church or William Conant Churchp. 198
August 27 To Frederick Macmillanp. 200
September 4 To Francis Pharcellus Church or William Conant Churchp. 201
September 4 To Mary Walsh Jamesp. 202
[September 4] To Alice Jamesp. 204
September 7 To Elizabeth Boottp. 205
September 8 To James Ripley Osgoodp. 207
September 19 To Henry James Sr.p. 208
September 28 To Elizabeth Boottp. 211
October 2 To Francis Pharcellus Church or William Conant Churchp. 213
October 2 To Mary Walsh Jamesp. 214
October 7 To James Ripley Osgoodp. 216
October 7 To Henry James Sr.p. 217
October 25 To Gertrude Bloedep. 219
November 2 To Alice Jamesp. 221
November 10 To Henry James Sr.p. 225
November 22 To Alexander Robertson Walshp. 227
[December] 8; misdated November To Frederick Macmillanp. 229
December 9 To Henry James Sr.p. 231
December 12 To Frederick Macmillanp. 234
December 15 To Grace Nortonp. 235
December 15 To Thomas Sergeant Perryp. 240
December 17 To Frederick Macmillanp. 242
Biographical Registerp. 243
Genealogiesp. 259
General Editors' Notep. 265
Works Citedp. 279
Indexp. 295
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