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By Victoria Coulson

ISBN-10: 0521121744

ISBN-13: 9780521121743

ISBN-10: 0521879817

ISBN-13: 9780521879811

ladies have been highly vital to Henry James, either in his vividly drawn woman characters and in his relationships with woman kinfolk and associates. Combining biography with literary feedback and theoretical inquiry, Victoria Coulson explores James's relationships with 3 of an important girls in his existence: his neighbors, the novelists Constance Fenimore Woolson and Edith Wharton, and his sister Alice James, who composed an important diary within the final years of her lifestyles. those writers shared not just their attitudes to gender and sexuality, but additionally their affinity for a definite kind of literary illustration, which Coulson defines as 'ambivalent realism'. The ebook attracts on a various diversity of assets from fiction, autobiography, theatre experiences, trip writing, inner most journals, and correspondence. Coulson argues, compellingly, that the private lives and literary works of those 4 writers appear a common cultural ambivalence approximately gender identification on the finish of the 19th century.

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