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Henry James, Jr. (1843–1916)

Author of The Portrait of a Lady

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American/English novelist 1843-1916, son of Henry James, Sr.  Same as Henry James 1 Because there are other authors on LT named "Henry James", do NOT combine this page with that of "Henry James".

Image credit: Portrait by John Singer Sargent, 1913

Works by Henry James, Jr.

The Portrait of a Lady (1881) 10,784 copies
The Turn of the Screw (1898) 8,149 copies
Washington Square (1880) — Author — 4,411 copies
The Ambassadors (1903) 3,984 copies
Daisy Miller (1878) 3,617 copies
The Wings of the Dove (1902) 3,409 copies
The Golden Bowl (1904) 2,763 copies
The Bostonians (1886) 2,760 copies
What Maisie Knew (1897) 2,124 copies
The American (1877) 2,080 copies
The Europeans: A Sketch (1878) 1,632 copies
The Turn of the Screw / The Aspern Papers (1888) — Author — 1,539 copies
The Aspern Papers (1888) 882 copies
The Spoils of Poynton (1896) 773 copies
The Princess Casamassima (1886) 729 copies
The Awkward Age (1899) 729 copies
Roderick Hudson (1875) 469 copies
Novels: 1871-1880 (1983) 452 copies
Novels: 1881-1886 (1985) 411 copies
The Beast in the Jungle (1903) 353 copies
Italian Hours (1909) 340 copies
Literary Criticism, Vol. 1 (1984) 323 copies
Ghost Stories of Henry James (2001) 303 copies
Complete Stories: 1884-1891 (1999) 302 copies
The Tragic Muse (1890) 299 copies
Novels: 1886-1890 (1989) 295 copies
The Lesson of the Master (1996) 293 copies
Literary Criticism, Vol. 2 (1984) 288 copies
Complete Stories: 1864-1874 (1999) 286 copies
The Portable Henry James (1951) 280 copies
Novels 1896–1899 (2003) 265 copies
The Figure in the Carpet (1992) 264 copies
Novels: 1901–1902 (2006) 264 copies
The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories (1969) — Author — 254 copies
Selected Short Stories (1955) 253 copies
A Little Tour in France (1983) 252 copies
The Sacred Fount (1901) 248 copies
The Other House (1896) 235 copies
The Outcry (1911) 205 copies
English Hours (1905) 189 copies
Selected Tales (1969) 176 copies
In the Cage (1898) 161 copies
The American Scene (1907) 155 copies
Stories of the Supernatural (1891) — Author — 144 copies
The Ivory Tower (1917) 136 copies
Novels 1903-1911 (2011) 132 copies
The Notebooks of Henry James (1947) 111 copies
Hawthorne (1879) 106 copies
Confidence (1880) 95 copies
A Small Boy and Others (1913) 92 copies
Selected Fiction (1953) 91 copies
The Altar of the Dead (1922) 90 copies
Henry James: Selected Works (1960) 82 copies
The Pupil (1891) 82 copies
Watch and Ward (1871) 81 copies
The Jolly Corner (1908) 75 copies
Collected Stories: 1866-91 (1999) 72 copies
The Coxon Fund (1895) 71 copies
The art of fiction (2010) 70 copies
El mentiroso. Alas rotas (1987) 54 copies
Henry James: Autobiography (1956) 50 copies
The Death of the Lion (1894) 50 copies
An International Episode (1900) 48 copies
A London Life (1957) 48 copies
The Uncollected Henry James (2003) 47 copies
Lady Barberina (1900) 45 copies
Relatos (1985) 41 copies
The Real Thing (1893) 39 copies
The Madonna of the Future (1960) 38 copies
The Sense of the Past (1923) 38 copies
The Middle Years (1917) 37 copies
Greville Fane (1984) 33 copies
Travels with Henry James (2016) 31 copies
Literary Reviews and Essays (1957) 27 copies
Pandora (2004) 26 copies
The Ghostly Rental (1876) 26 copies
Portraits of Places (1977) 26 copies
The letters of Henry James (1920) 26 copies
Madame de Mauves (1999) 25 copies
Nine Tales (1977) 24 copies
Partial Portraits (1888) 23 copies
Fifteen Short Stories (1961) 23 copies
The Patagonia (2003) 23 copies
Professor Fargo (1874) 23 copies
The Last of the Valerii (1874) 22 copies
Embarrassments (2007) 22 copies
The Papers (1903) 22 copies
Notes of a Son and Brother (1914) 21 copies
Gabrielle de Bergerac (1869) 21 copies
The Finer Grain (2008) 20 copies
In The Cage and Other Tales (1958) 20 copies
French poets and novelists (1964) 19 copies
Daumier, Caricaturist (1954) 19 copies
Some Short Stories (2004) 18 copies
Notes on novelists (1914) 18 copies
A Bundle of Letters (2009) 18 copies
The Author of Beltraffio (2007) 18 copies
New York Revisited (1994) 17 copies
Julia Bride (1909) 17 copies
Four Meetings (1900) 17 copies
The Birthplace (2010) 17 copies
The Marriages (2008) 17 copies
Eugene Pickering (1900) 16 copies
The Henry James Reader (1965) 16 copies
Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Successful Marriages (2007) — Contributor — 16 copies
The Chaperon (1995) 16 copies
Poor Richard (1997) 15 copies
Racconti italiani (1997) 15 copies
Owen Wingrave (1983) 14 copies
The Better Sort (1903) 14 copies
Glasses (1999) 13 copies
Benvolio (2009) 13 copies
Ghost Stories 13 copies
Terminations (1895) 13 copies
Novels of Henry James (1996) 13 copies
Selected Novels and Stories (1985) 13 copies
Los amigos de los amigos (1986) 12 copies
Transatlantic Sketches (1875) 12 copies
Travelling Companions (1870) 12 copies
A Passionate Pilgrim (2007) 11 copies
Picture and text (2006) 11 copies
Stories from six authors (1960) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Pension Beaurepas (2007) 10 copies
Affairs of the Heart (1975) 10 copies
The Private Life (2003) — Author — 10 copies
Nona Vincent (2008) 10 copies
Sir Dominick Ferrand (2006) 10 copies
A Landscape Painter (1919) 10 copies
Sir Edmund Orme (2003) 10 copies
Obras escogidas I (1967) 10 copies
On Provence (2014) 10 copies
Letters 9 copies
The Siege of London (1883) 9 copies
Romanzi brevi 8 copies
The Beldonald Holbein (2000) 8 copies
13 cuentos de fantasmas (2010) 8 copies
Louisa Pallant (2007) 8 copies
La vida privada y otros relatos (2006) — Author — 8 copies
Brooksmith (2013) 7 copies
The Wheel of Time (1893) 7 copies
Retour à Florence (1991) 7 copies
Selected Works (1981) 7 copies
The Point of View (2009) 7 copies
Romanzi brevi vol. 2 (1990) 7 copies
The Two Faces (1993) 7 copies
Cuatro fantasmas (1997) 7 copies
Tales 7 copies
The tales of Henry James (1973) 7 copies
Americans and Europe (1965) 7 copies
Tales of three cities (1884) 7 copies
La Imaginación Literaria (2000) 6 copies
Tales of the Criminous (1956) 6 copies
Georgina's Reasons (2008) 6 copies
The Ambassadors, vol. 1 (1922) 6 copies
Licao do Mestre, A (2014) 6 copies
La revanche (1985) 6 copies
The Soft Side (2007) 6 copies
Tree of Knowledge (2010) 6 copies
Un altre pas de rosca (1999) 6 copies
Romanzi 6 copies
Porträtt av en dam. 2 (2017) 6 copies
Selected Stories (1957) 6 copies
Un chiquillo y otros (2001) 6 copies
De Grey: A Romance (2009) 6 copies
Master Eustace (1977) 6 copies
Porträtt av en dam. 1 (2017) 6 copies
Seven Tales (1983) 6 copies
Il mestiere di scrivere (2006) 5 copies
Lo real (2003) 5 copies
Italian Tales (2005) 5 copies
The ghostly visitors (2006) 5 copies
Fantasmas (2016) 5 copies
Racconti 5 copies
Views and reviews (2017) 5 copies
Stories Revived, Vol. 3 (2008) 5 copies
La torre de marfil (2003) 4 copies
Longstaff's Marriage (1996) 4 copies
London (2007) 4 copies
Impressions of a Cousin (2000) 4 copies
Tres relatos (1985) 4 copies
Locura del arte (2014) 4 copies
The Path Of Duty (2012) 4 copies
Romanzi brevi vol. 1 (1991) 4 copies
The Ambassadors, vol. 2 (1922) 4 copies
Le siège de Londres (2005) 4 copies
Bir Basyapitin Öyküsü (2014) 4 copies
Theatre and Friendship (1932) 4 copies
Maud-Evelyn (2003) 4 copies
Impressions (1898) — Introduction — 4 copies
Sur Maupassant (1999) 4 copies
Horas italianas 2010 (2013) 4 copies
Voyages en Amérique (2004) 3 copies
La Vida Privada (2012) 3 copies
The turn of the screw (2013) 3 copies
Paste (2013) 3 copies
Carnets (2016) 3 copies
Henry James's Waistcoat (2007) 3 copies
The Classic Gothic Horror Collection (2021) — Contributor — 3 copies
Le prefazioni 3 copies
O mentiroso 3 copies
Tales of Art and Life (1984) 3 copies
Lord Beaupre (2000) 3 copies
Adina (2010) 3 copies
NOVELISTAS (2012) 3 copies
Bly'in Gizemi (2006) 3 copies
Saadikud : [romaan] (1999) 3 copies
Vacaciones en Roma (2012) 3 copies
The Third Person (1900) 3 copies
A Most Extraordinary Case (2010) 2 copies
Osborne's Revenge (2010) 2 copies
A New England Winter (2004) 2 copies
A Tragedy of Error (2014) 2 copies
Heures anglaises (2012) 2 copies
Lady Barbarina (2017) 2 copies
Aventura do Estilo, A (2017) 2 copies
Turn Of The Screw (1959) 2 copies
Voyage à Bordeaux (1993) 2 copies
O Duchach (2020) 2 copies
LA EDAD INGRATA (1996) 2 copies
Godziny włoskie (2021) 2 copies
El sitio de Londres (2003) 2 copies
La próxima vez (2003) 2 copies
El pupilo (2003) 2 copies
Las mejores narraciones (2004) 2 copies
A Problem (2014) 2 copies
Shorter Masterpieces (1984) 2 copies
Obras Escogidas 2 copies
Storie di matrimonio (2001) 2 copies
George Sand (2004) 2 copies
Notes and Reviews (1921) 2 copies
At Isella (2010) 2 copies
The Henry James year book (1912) 2 copies
Foreign parts 2 copies
Noveller 2 copies
My Friend Bingham (2004) 2 copies
The Solution (2000) 2 copies
The Great Good Place (1900) 2 copies
The Spoils of Poynton [1970 TV series] — Original book — 1 copy
Maisie tudja 1 copy
The Saloon (1996) 1 copy
Œuvres 1 copy
Echo 1 copy
The Great Condition (1994) 1 copy
Yürek Burgusu (2020) 1 copy
Six Stories 1 copy
Due donne 1 copy
Histoires de fantômes (2012) 1 copy
Une vie à Londres (1991) 1 copy
The Americans (16) (1957) 1 copy
The Next Time (2012) 1 copy
Collection 1 copy
Kruvi keere 1 copy
Henry James 1 copy
Tre saggi su Balzac (1988) 1 copy
Lo scolaro 1 copy
The Old Things (2004) 1 copy
Pyramus and Thisbe (2015) 1 copy
The Theatre Francaise (2010) 1 copy
Nouvelles (2009) 1 copy
L' ereditiera. (1960) 1 copy
Heure italiennes (1995) 1 copy
Three Novels (1968) 1 copy
Romans 1 copy
Romanzi 1 copy
La fuente sagrada (1983) 1 copy
Lettere a Miss Allen (1993) 1 copy
Dins la gàbia (2001) 1 copy
Substance and shadow (1983) 1 copy
Lettres à sa famille (1996) 1 copy
Tre ritratti 1 copy
Le ‰fonte sacra (1989) 1 copy
John Delavoy (2012) 1 copy
La belva della giungla (1989) 1 copy
La cosa reale (2008) 1 copy
The letters 1 copy

Associated Works

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contributor — 1,260 copies
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 929 copies
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contributor — 754 copies
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contributor — 727 copies
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contributor — 683 copies
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (1944) — Contributor — 644 copies
Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Contributor — 595 copies
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Contributor — 547 copies
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1976) — Contributor — 523 copies
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contributor — 513 copies
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contributor — 504 copies
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contributor — 498 copies
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contributor — 462 copies
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Contributor — 445 copies
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contributor — 437 copies
Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday (1983) — Contributor — 434 copies
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contributor — 415 copies
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contributor, some editions — 400 copies
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Contributor — 336 copies
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (1962) — Contributor, some editions — 335 copies
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Contributor — 323 copies
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contributor — 298 copies
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contributor — 294 copies
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contributor — 281 copies
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contributor — 269 copies
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Contributor — 235 copies
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contributor — 223 copies
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Contributor — 199 copies
Late Victorian Gothic Tales (2005) — Contributor — 191 copies
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Contributor — 189 copies
Sixteen Short Novels (1985) — Contributor — 177 copies
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (1995) — Contributor — 169 copies
Classic Ghost Stories (1998) — Contributor — 161 copies
Short Novels of the Masters (1948) — Contributor — 156 copies
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Contributor — 143 copies
Life in the Iron Mills [Bedford Cultural Editions] (1997) — Contributor — 143 copies
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contributor — 140 copies
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contributor — 137 copies
Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror (2014) — Contributor — 129 copies
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984) — Contributor — 122 copies
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contributor — 114 copies
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contributor — 113 copies
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contributor — 111 copies
Phantastic Book of Ghost Stories (1990) — Contributor — 111 copies
The Rise of Silas Lapham [Norton Critical Edition] (1885) — Contributor — 99 copies
Norton Introduction to the Short Novel (1982) — Contributor — 99 copies
Treasury Of Gothic & Supernatural (1981) — Contributor — 97 copies
American Short Stories (1976) — Contributor, some editions — 95 copies
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contributor — 92 copies
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Contributor — 90 copies
Classic Ghost Stories (2010) — Contributor — 77 copies
Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated) (2011) — Contributor, some editions — 77 copies
The Folio Book of Short Novels (1995) — Contributor — 77 copies
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contributor — 76 copies
The Innocents [1961 film] (1961) — Original novel — 76 copies
Ten Modern Masters: An Anthology of the Short Story (1953) — Contributor — 73 copies
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contributor — 72 copies
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contributor — 69 copies
Masters of the Macabre (1999) — Contributor — 66 copies
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Contributor — 65 copies
The Medusa in the Shield (1990) — Contributor — 65 copies
The Whole Family: A Novel (1908) — Contributor — 64 copies
The Giant Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contributor — 60 copies
Seven Short Novel Masterpieces (1961) — Contributor — 60 copies
New York (1980) — Contributor — 60 copies
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Contributor — 59 copies
The Blithedale Romance [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (2010) — Contributor — 56 copies
Colonial Horrors: Sleepy Hollow and Beyond (2017) — Contributor — 51 copies
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contributor — 51 copies
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Contributor — 50 copies
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contributor — 50 copies
Eleven Modern Short Novels (1970) — Contributor — 49 copies
Victorian Love Stories: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Contributor — 48 copies
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Contributor — 45 copies
The old East Side, an anthology (1969) — Contributor — 41 copies
The Portrait of a Lady [1996 film] (2001) — Original story — 39 copies
The Wings of the Dove [1997 film] (1997) — Original story — 36 copies
XII Twelve Short Novels (1961) — Contributor — 34 copies
The Odd Number: Thirteen Tales (1889) — Introduction, some editions — 33 copies
London Assurance and Other Victorian Comedies (2001) — Contributor — 33 copies
American short novels (1960) — Contributor — 30 copies
The Mystery Book (1934) — Contributor — 29 copies
Classic Ghost Stories: Spooky Tales to Read at Christmas (2017) — Contributor — 29 copies
Washington Square [1997 film] (1997) — Original book — 28 copies
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002) — Contributor — 27 copies
Ten Modern Short Novels (1958) — Contributor — 27 copies
Venice Stories (2018) — Contributor — 27 copies
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (1997) — Contributor — 27 copies
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Contributor — 27 copies
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contributor — 26 copies
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Contributor — 26 copies
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Contributor — 24 copies
Eight Short Novels (1967) — Contributor — 22 copies
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contributor — 22 copies
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Contributor — 21 copies
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Contributor — 20 copies
Short Story Classics [American], Volume 3 (1905) — Contributor — 20 copies
The Bostonians [1984 film] (2003) — Original novel — 20 copies
The Turn of the Screw [vocal score] (1955) — Author, some editions — 19 copies
The Golden Bowl [2000 film] (2000) — Original book — 19 copies
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Contributor — 18 copies
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contributor — 18 copies
Nine Short Novels (1952) — Contributor — 17 copies
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (1947) — Contributor — 16 copies
Tales of the Occult (1975) — Contributor — 16 copies
Great Short Novels of the World (1927) — Contributor — 15 copies
Four great American novels (1946) — Contributor — 15 copies
Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2021) — Contributor — 15 copies
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contributor — 13 copies
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contributor — 13 copies
Love Stories: Classic Tales of Romance (2010) — Contributor — 13 copies
The Wrong Turning: Encounters with Ghosts (2021) — Contributor — 12 copies
Selected English short stories XIX & XX centuries (1914) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Great Modern American Stories: An Anthology (1920) — Contributor — 10 copies
The Trials of Love (1990) — Contributor — 7 copies
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Contributor — 7 copies
More ghosts and marvels (1934) — Contributor — 7 copies
The Story Survey (1953) — Contributor — 6 copies
Kipling and the Critics (1965) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Portrait of a Lady [1968 TV mini series] (1968) — Original book — 5 copies
Representative American Short Stories — Contributor — 5 copies
The Europeans [1979 film] (2003) — Original book — 5 copies
Seven Novellas (1966) — Contributor — 5 copies
Vijf Amerikaanse novellen (1985) — Contributor — 5 copies
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Golden Bowl [1972 BBC mini series] (1999) — Original story — 4 copies
The American [1998 film] — Original book — 4 copies
Z Duchami Przy Wigilijnym Stole (2020) — Contributor — 3 copies
Twelve short novels (1976) — Contributor — 3 copies
Affairs of the Heart, Series 1 (2008) — Original stories — 2 copies
Short Stories of the Past (1950) — Contributor — 2 copies
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contributor — 2 copies
Modern Short Stories — Contributor — 2 copies
Fantastyczne Opowieści — Contributor — 1 copy
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
James, Henry, Jr.
Birthdate
1843-04-15
Date of death
1916-02-28
Burial location
Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
UK (naturalised 1915)
Country (for map)
UK
Birthplace
New York, New York, USA
Place of death
Chelsea, London, England, UK
Places of residence
London, England, UK
Rye, Sussex, England, UK
Paris, France
Education
Harvard University
Occupations
playwright
novelist
critic
Relationships
James, Henry, Sr. (father)
James, William (brother)
Awards and honors
Order of Merit (1915)
Disambiguation notice
American/English novelist 1843-1916, son of Henry James, Sr.  Same as Henry James 1 Because there are other authors on LT named "Henry James", do NOT combine this page with that of "Henry James".

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Reviews

I don't really know what to make of 'Daisy Miller' - the protagonist Winterbourne seemed so fascinated with her, but at the same time her didn't respect her (and then she meets that unfortunate ending).

'Washington Square' was much more substantial: I liked the portrayal of Mrs Penniman, with her desire to facilitate, dramatize and be involved in Catherine's love affair with the unpleasant Morris. Catherine's father was hard to understand - he was so dismissive of his daughter and enjoyed being proved right even when her heart was broken.… (more)
 
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pgchuis | May 28, 2024 |
I downloaded this after seeing it reviewed by FictionFan (and her review is excellent). I have read very little by Henry James, but am going to work my way through more of his writing. This is a novella with a strong Venice setting and more of a character study than a plot-filled adventure, but the protagonist and his self-justifications were well done, and there was a certain amount of suspense towards the end.
 
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pgchuis | 30 other reviews | May 20, 2024 |
Oblique in disclosure of dialogue and dense in nuances - these are the fascinating techniques that Henry James uses to make you work, hard sometimes, to persist and discover his skill in rendering in speech and story, every aspect possible that contributes to complete a polished work of fiction.
One has to admire a genius like this forever refining his narrative skills. James is witty, urbane and fully confident about the vapid milieu in which his characters circulate.
Read this book and consider the effort that went into setting it down on paper.… (more)
 
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ivanfranko | 40 other reviews | Apr 26, 2024 |

The narrator of the story, a book reviewer, cannot discover the secret meaning and intention of his favorite author. He becomes obsessed with finding the "figure in the carpet." It made me think...
What is the secret intent of any artist's work? Can we enjoy reading, listening, or viewing art without ever knowing? What if we don't interpret it in the way that the artist intended?
 
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Chrissylou62 | 7 other reviews | Apr 11, 2024 |

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Philip Rahv Editor, Introduction
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Walter Besant Contributor
Thomas Hardy Contributor
George Moore Contributor
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Elizabeth Gaskell Contributor
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William Mudford Contributor
Dick Donovan Contributor
W. C. Brownell Contributor
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Stuart P. Sherman Contributor
J.E. Spingarn Contributor
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Lewis E. Gates Contributor
Van Wyck Brooks Contributor
Walt Whitman Contributor
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Francis Wilson Introduction
R. W. B. Lewis Foreword, Introduction, Editor
Philip Horne Contributor, Editor
Denis Donoghue Editor, Introduction
Oscar Cargill Afterword, Contributor
Jean Strouse Editor, Introduction
Joseph Pennell Illustrator
F. O. Matthiessen Editor, Contributor
James W. Tuttleton Contributor, Editor
David L. Sweet Introduction
Edward Gorey Cover designer, Cover artist
Millicent Bell Contributor
F. R. Leavis Preface, Contributor
Hortense Calisher Introduction
Irving Howe Contributor
Frederick Sheldon Contributor
Richard Poirier Contributor
Royal A. Gettmann Contributor
Maud Ellmann Contributor
Philip Fisher Contributor
Henry Mills Alden Contributor
Nicola Bradbury Contributor
E. M. Forster Contributor
Ian Watt Contributor
Sallie Sears Contributor
Heywood Broun Introduction
Herbert Ruhm Variants, notes, and introduction, Editor
Martha L. Sledge Introduction
Charles Dickens Contributor
John J. McDermott Introduction, Editor
Alfred Habegger Introduction
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Philip Bannister Illustrator
R. W. Stallman Introduction, Editor
Charles Roberts Anderson Editor, Introduction
Robin Jacques Illustrator
Gore Vidal Foreword, Introduction
Hageland A. Van Translator
Joan Aiken Introduction
Johannes Jonkers Translator
Colm Tóibín Afterword
Lore Krüger Translator
Inge de Heer Translator
Fred B. Millett Introduction
Sarah Wyman Whitman Cover designer
Jan Cohn Editor
John Updike Introduction
Cynthia Ozick Introduction
Louis Auchincloss Introduction
Lorna Raver Narrator
Wil Verhoeven Afterword
Fausta Cialente Translator
Mattias Fyhr Preface
Mariette Lydis Illustrator
Phoebe Judge Narrator
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John Cimon Warburg Cover artist
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