By Henry James

The entire Letters of Henry James fills a very important hole in glossy literary experiences via offering in a scholarly version the entire letters of 1 of the nice novelists and letter writers of the English language. Comprising greater than 10000 letters reflecting on a remarkably wide variety of topics—from James’s personal existence and literary initiatives to broader questions about paintings, literature, and criticism—this variation is an quintessential source for college kids of James and of yank and English literature, tradition, and feedback. it is going to even be crucial for study libraries all through North the US and Europe and for students who focus on James, the eu novel, and glossy literature.

Pierre A. Walker and Greg W. Zacharias have conceived this variation in keeping with the exacting criteria of the Committee on Scholarly variants. the 1st within the sequence, this two-volume paintings contains the letters from 1854 to 1869 in quantity one and the letters from 1869 to 1872 in quantity two.

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I have as yet not got your mail of this week. I write this to go via Bremen, for which I must post it now, at the same time shall stop at Lombard Odier’s to ask for my letters from London. Direct in future to them via Bremen: I am told it is the 6 1869 best way. I feel my weekly palpitations at letter-time. I assure you dearest mother, they are violent. I am chronically, desperately, mournfully, shamelessly homesick. I’m very glad to ◇ get on the Continent; but on leaving England I find I like it even better—more cordially—than I fancied.

14 a large hotel · The 1869 Switzerland Baedeker says that, located ‘‘in a healthy and beautiful situation,’’ the Hôtel Righi Vaudois was recommended for its whey-cure and pensions available from five to ten francs (197). The 1867 Murray for the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont describes the Righi Vaudois as the ‘‘largest and best situated’’ of the ‘‘two hotels and pensions’’ at Glion; it was a ‘‘new house (1867), 100 beds; comfortable, with salon, smoking-room, newspapers, [and] resident chaplain’’ (184).

6 Pomfret · Located in the northeastern part of Connecticut, the Jameses spent their summer holiday here, in ‘‘a farmhouse pleasantly surrounded by trees’’ (Lewis 200). 18 Voyons · Let’s see. 20 Coppet (M me de Stael’s place) · The village of Coppet, ten miles northeast of Geneva, on the lakeshore, site of the Château of Coppet, home of French novelist and critic Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, Madame de Staël (1766–1817), most famous for her novels Corinne (1807) and Delphine (1802), her relationship with fellow author Benjamin Constant (fictionalized in his novel Adolphe), and her celebrated literary salon.

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