© 1999

Henry James and Homo-Erotic Desire

  • John R. Bradley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sheldon M. Novick
    Pages 1-23
  3. Richard Ellmann
    Pages 25-44
  4. John R. Bradley
    Pages 45-68
  5. Gregory Woods
    Pages 69-77
  6. Chery B. Torsney
    Pages 79-85
  7. David Van Leer
    Pages 93-109
  8. Susan E. Gunter, Steven H. Jobe
    Pages 125-135
  9. Nicolas Buchele
    Pages 137-149
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 151-153

About this book


Sheldon M. Novick has written an extensive biographical introduction. This is complimented by an essay documenting James's friendships with younger men, which includes quotations from unpublished letters. Other subjects include the influence on James of the emergence of a specific concept of 'the homosexual' and James's reactions to the aesthetic movement; and there are close analyses of many of James's stories and novels, selected so that all of his career is represented.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John R. Bradley
    • 1
  1. 1.Exeter UniversityOxfordUK

About the editors

NICOLAS BUCHELE teaches English in Bangkok, and published essays and reviews on Vladamir Nabokov, Lawrence Durrell and Thomas Mann RICHARD ELLMANN one of the century's greatest biographers, published lives of Joyce, Wilde and Yeats SUSAN E. GUNTER Associate Professor of English at Westminster College of Salt Lake City STEVEN H. JOBE Associate Professor of English at Hanover College, Indiana DAVID VAN LEER Professor of English at the University of California ROBERT K. MARTIN teaches American literature, poetry and gay studies at Concordia University, Montreal SHELDON MI. NOVICK Scholar in Residence at the Vermont Law School LELANDS S. PERSON. JR Professor of English and Chair of the Department at The University of Alabama at Birmingham CHERYL B. TORSNEY Lecturer in English at West Virginia University GREGORY WOODS Lecturer in English at Nottingham Trent University

Bibliographic information


"... the cumulative effect of the essays is greater knowledge and therefore greater understanding." - Choice

"... the essays collected in this volume reveal a rich dimension to James's life and work that has too long been ignored." - Boston Book Review