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The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories By Henry James

The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories
by Henry James

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Presents stories that are written mostly between 1888 and 1897, a time when Henry James' writing was concerned with the art of fiction and the position of the artist in society. This work includes a story of family infighting, authorship and tragedy, and a tale that considers the contrast between the artist alone and at work.
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The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories Summary


The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories by Henry James

The stories in this collection were written mostly between 1888 and 1897, a time when Henry James's writing was concerned with the art of fiction and the position of the artist in society. The motif and title story, `The Figure in the Carpet', is an inspired joke, a masterpiece of double-entendre that demands the reader's undivided love and attention and continues to baffle its critics. Also included are `The Author of Beltraffio', an absorbing story of family infighting, authorship and tragedy, and `The Private Life', a spirited tale that considers the contrast between the artist alone and at work. While many of these stories appear to be elaborate Jamesian games, all employ irony and humour to allegorize artistic creation.

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About Henry James


Henry James (1843-1916) American-born writer, gifted with talents in literature, psychology, and philosophy. James wrote 20 novels, 112 stories, 12 plays and a number of literary criticism. His models were Dickens, Balzac, and Hawthorne.

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GOR001116889
The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories by Henry James
Henry James
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1986-04-24
464
0140432558
9780140432558
N/A
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