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The Great Short Novels of Henry James: Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Beast in the Jungle, The Aspern Papers, The Pupil, Lady Barberina, The Siege of London, The Author of Beltraffio, An International Episode, Madame de Mauves

By Henry James

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Henry James used to be one of many maximum and so much prolific American authors ever to have lived.

Henry James believed that the fast novel was once the appropriate literary shape, and his achievements the following brilliantly exhibit his mastery of it.

Noted literary critic Philip Rahv has amassed ten of James’s most vital brief novels to make one unique quantity. observed by means of Rahv’s informative remark and willing insights, this assortment comprises the subsequent classics:

MADAME DE MAUVES
DAISY MILLER
AN overseas EPISODE
THE SIEGE OF LONDON
LADY BARBERINA
THE writer OF BELTRAFFIO
THE ASPERN PAPERS
THE PUPIL
THE flip OF THE SCREW
THE BEAST within the JUNGLE

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