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Henry James and the imagination of pleasure

Author: Tessa Hadley
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Hadley examines how James disentangles himself from the moralizing frame through which English-language novels in the nineteenth century had imagined sexual passion. She shows how he pursues his ambitious enterprise to represent the privileges and the pains of turn-of-the-century leisure-class society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hadley, Tessa.
Henry James and the imagination of pleasure.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001037826
(OCoLC)47255252
Named Person: Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James; Henry James
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 0511019033 9780511019036 0511045204 9780511045202 0511120281 9780511120282 9780521811699 0521811694 9780511485114 0511485115
OCLC Number: 52568585
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 205 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
'Just you wait!': reflections on the last chapters of The Portrait of a Lady --
As charming as a charming story': governesses in What Maisie Knew and 'The Turn of the Screw' --
'The sacred terror': The Awkward Age and James's men of the world --
Blushing in the dark: language and sex in The Ambassadors --
Poor girls with their rent to pay: class in 'In the Cage'and The Wings of the Dove --
'A house of quiet': privileges and pleasures in The Golden Bowl --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Tessa Hadley.
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Hadley examines how James disentangles himself from the moralizing frame through which English-language novels in the nineteenth century had imagined sexual passion. She shows how he pursues his ambitious enterprise to represent the privileges and the pains of turn-of-the-century leisure-class society.

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