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The Portrait of a Lady and The Turn of the Screw

Henry James and Melodrama

  • Authors
  • David┬áKirby
Textbook

Part of the The Critics Debate book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Introduction

    1. David Kirby
      Pages 11-15
  3. The Portrait of a Lady

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Survey

      1. David Kirby
        Pages 19-22
      2. David Kirby
        Pages 23-24
      3. David Kirby
        Pages 25-28
      4. David Kirby
        Pages 29-32
      5. David Kirby
        Pages 33-36
      6. David Kirby
        Pages 37-38
      7. David Kirby
        Pages 39-43
    3. Appraisal

      1. David Kirby
        Pages 45-48
      2. David Kirby
        Pages 49-51
      3. David Kirby
        Pages 52-53
      4. David Kirby
        Pages 54-66
  4. The Turn of the Screw

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Survey

      1. David Kirby
        Pages 69-72
      2. David Kirby
        Pages 73-74
      3. David Kirby
        Pages 78-81
    3. Appraisal

      1. David Kirby
        Pages 83-84
      2. David Kirby
        Pages 85-87
      3. David Kirby
        Pages 88-89
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 91-100

About this book

Introduction

In this study, the author summarizes the reactions of the leading schools of criticism to these works and offers his own consideration of them, arguing that the novels are read most beneficially within the context of genre studies and that each is a melodrama.

Keywords

crisis drama genre growth New Criticism novel revolution textual criticism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-21424-2
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-49238-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-21424-2
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