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Written by means of many of the world's so much exceptional Henry James students, this leading edge choice of essays offers the main updated scholarship on James’s writings on hand this present day.

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This would seem the cue for Longmore to return to Europe, but he remains, his fervor chilled “by a feeling for which awe would hardly be too strong a name” ( James 1999a: 903). Does he hesitate through humility, or fear of purity more baleful than the corruption it confronts? At all events, marriage to pure, faithful, beautiful Madame de Mauves has been and is impossible, her “moral vision” frozen into received images and ideas – about marriage and social class, of herself and of what constitutes virtu in human relations.

James, Henry (1974–84). Henry James Letters. Ed. Leon Edel. 4 vols. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. James, Henry (1979). Watch and Ward. Ed. Leon Edel. New York: Grove Press. James, Henry (1984a). Literary Criticism, Vol. 1: Essays on Literature, American Writers and English Writers. New York: Library of America. James, Henry (1984b). Literary Criticism, Vol. 2: French Writers, Other European Writers; The Prefaces to the New York Edition. New York: Library of America. James, Henry (1987).

In The American 1890s: A Cultural Reader, Susan Harris Smith and Melanie Dawson observe the frequency with which references to “types” appear in late nineteenth-century periodicals, noting that such references “[allow] for broad generalizations about large groups of people” (Smith and Dawson 2000: 75). Along with groups defined by race and nationality (see Blair 1996), girls and women were “typed” relentlessly in nineteenth-century periodicals (Banta 1987). Magazine articles such as Junius Henri Browne’s “Types of American Beauty” (1871), Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen’s “Types of American Women” (1889), “Types of American Girls” by Adeline Dutton Train Whitney, Isabel A.

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