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The Resource Henry James : history, narrative, fiction, Roslyn Jolly

Henry James : history, narrative, fiction, Roslyn Jolly

Label
Henry James : history, narrative, fiction
Title
Henry James
Title remainder
history, narrative, fiction
Statement of responsibility
Roslyn Jolly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a study of Henry James's changing attitudes to history as a narrative model, tracing the development from his early interest in 'scientific' historiography to the radically antihistorical character of his late works. James's use of the term 'history' was influenced by developments in nineteenth-century historiography, but was also embedded in the complex of defensive manoeuvres through which Victorian culture sought to control its anxiety about the power of fiction. Reading James's novels in the light of nineteenth-century debates about the morality of authorship and the politics of reading, Dr Jolla finds that fiction moves from being history's censored 'other' in the early works to being a valued mode of problem-solving in the later fiction. This shift may be seen as the product of James's increasing engagement with the reading practices of groups marginalized by high Victorian culture: women, the working class, other cultures, and the avant-garde. Drawing on contemporary narrative theory, and providing illuminating readings of a large number of James's novels, Roslyn Jolly has written a sophisticated and persuasive analysis of James's shifting definitions of history and fiction
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jolly, Roslyn
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2127.H5
LC item number
J64 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Literature and history
  • Fiction
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Geschiedenis
  • Roman historique américain
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Narration
  • Roman
  • Théorie de la fiction
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Roman historique américain
  • Roman
Label
Henry James : history, narrative, fiction, Roslyn Jolly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [224]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27814112
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780198119852
Lccn
93010066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1569066
  • (OCoLC)27814112
Label
Henry James : history, narrative, fiction, Roslyn Jolly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [224]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27814112
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780198119852
Lccn
93010066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1569066
  • (OCoLC)27814112

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