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By Henry James

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Encompassing a interval of just about fifty years, the tales of Henry James symbolize the main outstanding feat of sustained literary construction nowa days. For sheer richness, type and depth, they've got no equivalent in fiction, allowing us to track the evolution of a superb author within the most interesting aspect. This assortment reprints all of the significant tales including many strange yet both interesting items that light up their extra celebrated companions.

Volume 1 covers the interval from 1866 to 1891, the years during which James was once evolving and perfecting his paintings as a storyteller. It comprises such recognized masterpieces as “Daisy Miller,” ‘The Aspern Papers,” “The Siege of London,” and “The Lesson of the Master,” and plenty of different stories during which James validated his favourite characters and events: the yank woman in Europe, the solitary observer, the social climber, the literary lion.

Contents of quantity 1

A Landscape-Painter
A gentle Man
A Passionate Pilgrim
The Madonna of the Future
Madame de Mauves
Benvolio
Daisy Miller: A Study
An foreign Episode
The Pension Beaurepas
The element of View
The Siege of London
Lady Barberina
The writer of "Beltraffio"
Louisa Pallant
The Aspern Papers
The Liar
The Lesson of the Master
The Patagonia
The Pupil
The Marriages
The Chaperon
Sir Edmund Orme

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Are you then God’s Friend at present? Have you not broken your engagements with him, renounced his service, and abandoned yourself to the impulse of your passions? Are you not planning the destruction of innocence, the ruin of a Creature whom He formed in the mould of Angels? If not of Daemons, whose aid would you invoke to forward this laudable design? Will the Seraphims protect it, conduct Antonia to your arms, and sanction with their ministry your illicit pleasures? Absurd! But I am not deceived, Ambrosio!

This sense of recognition also contributes to the experience of the reader. The suspended space is different from the space defined by non-theological ontological commitments, but it is nonetheless a recognizable space. When the supernatural comes to represent the super-natural, or the supernatural self, then the reader need not question its nature because of its recognisability. 30 As Rudolph Reeve stands captured in Pallinghurst Burrow, it is this anamnesis which both frames and facilitates the supernatural experience.

Benson, ‘The Watcher’, 9, 10. 36. 7. See also Plotinus, The Enneads, I. viii. 2–3: ‘If evil exist at all, it must be situate in the realm of non-being. ’ 37. To call the ghost-story demon ‘impossible’ demonstrates the very tension which a theological reading reveals. The demon is both impossible within the immanent frame of the Enlightened natural order, and lacking possibility, or telos. It is this lack of telos which so strongly reveals its inhumanity. 38. Karl Barth, The Epistle to the Romans, trans.

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