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The Resource Henry James and the imagination of pleasure, Tessa Hadley

Henry James and the imagination of pleasure, Tessa Hadley

Label
Henry James and the imagination of pleasure
Title
Henry James and the imagination of pleasure
Statement of responsibility
Tessa Hadley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tessa Hadley examines how Henry James progressively disentangled himself from the moralising frame through which English-language novels in the nineteenth century had imagined sexual passion. Hadley argues that his relationship with the European novel tradition was crucial, helping him to leave behind a way of seeing in which only 'bad' women could be sexual. She reads James's transitional fictions of the 1890s as explorations of how disabling and distorting ideals of women's goodness and purity were learned and perpetuated within English and American cultural processes. These explorations, Hadley argues, liberated James to write the great heterosexual love affairs of the late novels, with their emphasis on the power of pleasure and play: themes which are central to James's ambitious enterprise to represent the privileges and the pains of turn-of-the-century leisure-class society."--Jacket
Cataloging source
TWP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hadley, Tessa
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2127.I4
LC item number
H33 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Henry
  • Imagination in literature
  • Pleasure in literature
  • James, Henry
  • Imagination in literature
  • Pleasure in literature
Label
Henry James and the imagination of pleasure, Tessa Hadley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-203) 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
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 'Just you wait!': reflections on the last chapters of The Portrait of a Lady -- As charming as a charming story': governesses in What Maisie Knew and 'The Turn of the Screw' -- 'The sacred terror': The Awkward Age and James's men of the world -- Blushing in the dark: language and sex in The Ambassadors -- Poor girls with their rent to pay: class in 'In the Cage'and The Wings of the Dove -- 'A house of quiet': privileges and pleasures in The Golden Bowl -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
964620214
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780521811699
Lccn
2001037826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964620214
Label
Henry James and the imagination of pleasure, Tessa Hadley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-203) 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
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 'Just you wait!': reflections on the last chapters of The Portrait of a Lady -- As charming as a charming story': governesses in What Maisie Knew and 'The Turn of the Screw' -- 'The sacred terror': The Awkward Age and James's men of the world -- Blushing in the dark: language and sex in The Ambassadors -- Poor girls with their rent to pay: class in 'In the Cage'and The Wings of the Dove -- 'A house of quiet': privileges and pleasures in The Golden Bowl -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
964620214
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780521811699
Lccn
2001037826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964620214

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