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  • Written by Henry James
    Introduction by Colm Toibin
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On Sale: August 17, 2011
Pages: 592 | ISBN: 978-1-59017-432-6
Published by : NYRB Classics New York Review Books
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Henry James led a wandering life, which took him far from his native shores, but he continued to think of New York City, where his family had settled for several years during his childhood, as his hometown. Here Colm Tóibín, the author of the Man Booker Prize–shortlisted novel The Master, a portrait of Henry James, brings together for the first time all the stories that James set in New York City. Written over the course of James's career and ranging from the deliciously tart comedy of the early "An International Episode" to the surreal and haunted corridors of "The Jolly Corner," and including "Washington Square", the poignant novella considered by many (though not, as it happens, by the author himself) to be one of James's finest achievements, the nine fictions gathered here reflect James's varied talents and interests as well as the deep and abiding preoccupations of his imagination. And throughout the book, as Tóibín's fascinating introduction demonstrates, we see James struggling to make sense of a city in whose rapidly changing outlines he discerned both much that he remembered and held dear as well as everything about America and its future that he dreaded most.

Stories included:
The Story of a Masterpiece
A Most Extraordinary Case
Crawford's Consistency
An International Episode
The Impressions of a Cousin
The Jolly Corner
Washington Square
Crapy Cornelia
A Round of Visits

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Story of a Masterpiece

A Most Extraordinary Case

Crawford’s Consistency

An International Episode

The Impressions of a Cousin

The Jolly Corner

Washington Square

Crapy Cornelia

A Round of Visits 
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Praise

"In many ways, James’s anger at New York is the anger of a scorned lover, of someone who has lost something beautiful and soft." —The New York Times

"…for Colm Toibin, author of The Master, the acclaimed biographical novel about James published last year, James’s anger at the city…reflects his sexual ambivalence, and perhaps offers a clue to the nature of “the obscure hurt” that James claimed he suffered in his youth…" —The New York Times

"…the idea that James’s last novel is now being published for the first time since 1911 is frankly incredible." —The Spectator

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