The Uncollected Henry James by Ph.D. Floyd R. Horowitz
Newly Discovered Stories

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More than two decades of research, study, and literary detection lie behind this treasury of stories by one of the undisputed giants in the field of American fiction, as Professor Floyd Horowitz here offers a collection of tales that he himself has authenticated to be the work of the prodigiously gifted Henry James. The author of such celebrated novels as The Portrait of a Lady, The Golden Bowl, The Wings of the Dove, and The Ambassadors, James is also justly remembered for his novellas and scores of short stories. And there may indeed be scores more, as this important volume shows. Published anonymously or under noms de plume in magazines like nineteenth-century New York’s favorite The Knickerbocker, Frank Leslie’s Lady’s Magazine, The National Magazine, and The Continental, a Civil War propaganda magazine, these previously uncollected pieces represent both apprentice work and early stories that already bear the mark of Jamesian artistry. Written in a period of more than ten years before James’s first signed fiction appeared (in 1865) and readily accepted by the publishers and editors among his father’s excellent connections, these uncovered stories add significantly to the James canon.
 

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Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.
 
Published December 10, 2003 by Carroll & Graf. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Twenty-four stories, newly attributed to the young Henry James although unsigned by him, range from the slight and sentimental to the pleasingly melodramatic.

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The Uncollected Henry James: Newly Discovered Stories edited by Floyd R Horowitz 336pp, Duckworth, £20 "A door opened and shut in the hall, and a voice called at the foot of the stairs, 'Come, my daughter, you will be very late - James has been waiting for you a long time."' ("One Evening's Work"...

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