THE GHOSTLY TALES OF HENRY JAMES by Leon- Ed. Edel

THE GHOSTLY TALES OF HENRY JAMES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An anthology which brings together in one volume the haunted, haunting tales of Henry James who- with the exception of The Turn of the Screw,-- is more usually overlooked in this field. In an extensive introduction by the editor, the many influences which led Henry James toward this type of writing are traced. The ""family"" ghosts, or the experiences of his father and his brother as they faced ""unutterable"" fears and night-terrors; the inheritance of other writers; the interest of that era in psychic phenomena; and James' own return to memories of childhood in his later years and to the ghost story which he likened to the fairy tales of childhood... There are eighteen pieces here, including The Turn of the Screw, The Beast in the Jungle, The Jolly Corner, Sir Edmund Orme, these perhaps the most familiar.

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1949
Publisher: Rutgers Univ. Press