Henry James: Julia Bride

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  • Oliver Herford (Oxford University)

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…

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Citation:
Herford, Oliver. "Julia Bride". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 November 2008
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