Zusammenfassung Designed as a contextual and critical resource for scholars and students! this volume's 42 essays examine novelist Henry James (1843-1916) and his fiction in the context of the history! sociology! and aesthetic and material culture of modernity.
David McWhirter is Associate Professor of English at Texas A & M University.
The fullest single volume work of reference on James's life and his interactions with the world around him.
Preface; Chronology Christopher Carmona; Part I. Life and Career, Times and Places: 1. Nineteenth-century America (1843-1870) Andrew Taylor; 2. Nineteenth-century Europe (1843-1900) Millicent Bell; 3. Victorian England (1870-1890) Priscilla L. Walton; 4. Fin-de-siecle London (1890-1900) Michael Levenson; 5. The twentieth-century world (1901-1916) Martha Banta; 6. Autobiographies and biographies Sheila Teahan; 7. Letters and notebooks Philip Horne; 8. The James family Pierre A. Walker; Part II. Historical and Cultural Contexts: 9. Aestheticism and decadence Michele Mendelssohn; 10. Authorship Richard Salmon; 11. Children Kevin Ohi; 12. Consumer culture Miranda El-Rayess; 13. Cosmopolitanism Jessica Berman; 14. Courtship, marriage, family Lynn Wardley; 15. Ethics Merle A. Williams; 16. Language Elsa Nettels; 17. Law Stuart Culver; 18. Manners Mary Ann O'Farrell; 19. Media and communication technologies Mark Goble; 20. Modernism Eric Haralson; 21. Money and class June Hee Chung; 22. Museums and exhibitions Tamara L. Follini; 23. Nationalism and imperialism John Carlos Rowe; 24. Print culture Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen; 25. Psychology Sarah Blackwood; 26. Race Kenneth W. Warren; 27. Realism and naturalism Phillip Barrish; 28. Sexualities and sexology Hugh Stevens; 29. Social sciences and the disciplines Wendy Graham; 30. Things Victoria Coulson; 31. Time Deidre Lynch; 32. Travel and tourism Roslyn Jolly; 33. Urbanity Eric Savoy; 34. Visual culture Kendall Johnson; 35. Women and men Donatella Izzo; 36. Work Rory Drummond; Part III. Reception: 37. Publishing history and contemporary reception Linda Simon; 38. Critical response, 1916-1947 Michael Anesko; 39. Critical response, 1947-1985 Jonathan Freedman; 40. Recent criticism (since 1985) Gert Buelens; 41. Translation and international reception Annick Duperray and Jeremy Tambling; Further reading; Index.