By Greg W. Zacharias
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London: Nisbet. A warm though not uncritical tribute. 2 What Daisy Knew: Reading Against Type in Daisy Miller: A Study Sarah Wadsworth From the beginning he was an enigma. From the very moment that he insinuated himself, unbidden, into her field of vision, his peculiar inconsistencies defied explanation. His surreptitious glances in her direction, the superficial banter he carried on with her younger brother, the stiff affectation with which he used his cane as a sort of stage prop – his entire repertoire of familiar gestures and quaint mannerisms conveyed an ambiguous mixture of piqued interest and feigned indifference.
PostEdel reinterpretation of James’s life. Krook, Dorothea (1967). The Ordeal of Consciousness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Irreplaceable examination of the major novels. Rawlings, Peter (2005). Henry James and the Abuse of the Past. Houndmills: Palgrave. New insights on James’s use of history – especially good on the Civil War. Sicker, Philip (1980). Love and the Quest for Identity in the Fiction of Henry James. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Pre-gender studies, but still interesting.
If marriage is perfectly successful it is the highest human state,” otherwise “it is an awful grind, an ignoble, unworthy condition” ( James 1974–84: II: 323; III: 54). Crawford, in “Crawford’s Consistency” of 1876, is an aesthete who has, according to his friend the narrator, “done a thing which required a good deal of charitable explanation”: he has given up business because “he hated buying and selling,” an apparently innocuous decision not to do what society expects of him. Instead he fills his house with books, and, though not a success by late nineteenth-century American standards, as “master of an all-sufficient fortune and of the best education .
A Companion to Henry James by Greg W. Zacharias