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Decadence in the Late Novels of Henry James

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anna Kventsel
    Pages 1-25
  3. Anna Kventsel
    Pages 207-210
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 211-232

About this book


Looking at the novels of James's major phase in the context of fin-de-siècle decadence, this book illuminates central issues in the James corpus and central aspects of a rich and fraught cultural moment. Through a close examination of the textures of the novels, Kventsel defines and explores their psycho-cultural field of meaning.


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About the authors

ANNA KVENTSEL teaches in the English Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Her scholarly interests include British and American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a special focus on the English Decadence period.

Bibliographic information


'Trenchantly and clearly written with fluency and sophistication, Decadence in the Late Novels of Henry James presents one of the fullest and most expressive accounts of Jamesian identity and consciousness that we have' - Professor Ian Bell, Department of American Studies, University of Keele, UK

' densely textured and richly perceptive.' The Oscholars