The Great Short Novels of Henry James: Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Beast in the Jungle, The Aspern Papers, The Pupil, Lady Barberina, The Siege of London, The Author of Beltraffio, An International Episode, Madame de Mauves

The Great Short Novels of Henry James: Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Beast in the Jungle, The Aspern Papers, The Pupil, Lady Barberina, The Siege of London, The Author of Beltraffio, An International Episode, Madame de Mauves

Henry James

Language: English

Pages: 612

ISBN: 2:00284669

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Great Short Novels of Henry James: Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Beast in the Jungle, The Aspern Papers, The Pupil, Lady Barberina, The Siege of London, The Author of Beltraffio, An International Episode, Madame de Mauves

Henry James

Language: English

Pages: 612

ISBN: 2:00284669

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Overview

Henry James was one of the greatest and most prolific American authors ever to have lived.

Henry James believed that the short novel was the perfect literary form, and his achievements here brilliantly display his mastery of it.

Noted literary critic Philip Rahv has collected ten of James’s most important short novels to make one distinguished volume. Accompanied by Rahv’s informative commentary and keen insights, this collection contains the following classics:

MADAME DE MAUVES
DAISY MILLER
AN INTERNATIONAL EPISODE
THE SIEGE OF LONDON
LADY BARBERINA
THE AUTHOR OF BELTRAFFIO
THE ASPERN PAPERS
THE PUPIL
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE

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was what Waterville would have expected of him. Littlemore simply remarked that at San Pablo she drove herself about in a ramshackle buggy with muddy wheels and a mule very often in the shafts. Waterville throbbed afresh as he asked himself if the mother of a Tory M.P. would really consent to know her. She must of course be aware that it was a woman who was keeping her son in Paris at a season when English gentlemen were most naturally employed in shooting partridges. “She’s staying at the Hôtel

you least, this devoted respect of mine will refuse no service and betray no trust.” She had begun to make marks in the earth with the point of her parasol, but she stopped and listened to him in perfect immobility—immobility save for the appearance by the time he had stopped speaking of a flush in her guarded clearness. Such as it was it told Longmore she was moved, and his first perceiving it was the happiest moment of his life. She raised her eyes at last, and they uttered a plea for

children, to be their best friend, and that he was always looking out for them. That was what he went off for, to London and other places—to look out; and this vigilance was the theory of life, as well as the real occupation, of the whole family. They all looked out, for they were very frank on the subject of its being necessary. They desired it to be understood that they were earnest people, and also that their fortune, though quite adequate for earnest people, required the most careful

before to the house at which she was staying; the party of visitors at the other house, of whom he was one, and thanks to whom it was his theory, as always, that he was lost in the crowd, had been invited over to luncheon. There had been after luncheon much dispersal, all in the interest of the original motive, a view of Weatherend itself and the fine things, intrinsic features, pictures, heirlooms, treasures of all the arts, that made the place almost famous; and the great rooms were so numerous

visits and the nonappearance of the Duchess of Bayswater. She professed, however, to derive more satisfaction from this latter circumstance than she could have done from the most lavish attentions on the part of this great lady. “It is most marked,” she said—“most marked. It is a delicious proof that we have made them miserable. The day we dined with Lord Lambeth I was really sorry for the poor fellow.” It will have been gathered that the entertainment offered by Lord Lambeth to his American

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