Henry James's story “Julia Bride” was written in August-September 1906, in response to a commission from Harper's Magazine. Initially rejected as too long (at 13,300 words – James had been invited to write 5,000), it eventually appeared in Harper's Magazine in March-April 1908 at the request of Colonel George B. Harvey, the head of Harper & Brothers. Later that year James reprinted a revised text of “Julia Bride” in Volume XVII of the New York Edition. A last-minute redistribution of stories between volumes of the New York Edition caused “Julia Bride” to be moved from Volume 18; as a result of this move, James's own critical discussion of the story is divided between the Prefaces to Volumes XVII and XVII…
Herford, Oliver. "Julia Bride". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 November 2008; last revised 30 November -1.
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