Course DescriptionHenry James was one of the key figures of trans-Atlantic literature in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century. His fiction juxtaposes Old World characters who are beautiful, corrupt, and alluring with New World characters who are brash and open, yet nonetheless display the virtues of freedom and an evolved moral nature. Throughout his work, James explores issues of perception, consciousness, and the intimacies of power. He has always been prized for his psychological realism, his masterfully subtle, irresistible wit, and his assured command of the language. In addition to key short stories, we read The Golden Bowl (1904), James' last completed novel.
Mary Ann Wilson