Henry James: Within the Rim and Other Essays, 1914-1915

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Within the Rim and Other Essays is a collection of five essays by Henry James on the First World War: “Within the Rim”, “Refugees in Chelsea”, “The American Volunteer Ambulance Corps in France”, “France” and “The Long Wards”. The essays were written during 1914 and 1915, in the months before James’s final illness, and were published separately between 1914 and 1917. They were collected into one volume by Percy Lubbock and published by Collins in 1918. These essays have not received much critical attention, perhaps because they reveal a more modern and more politicised James than many readers would recognise. Several of them were adopted as fund-raising pieces for war-related charities, and at times they s…

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Hutchison, Hazel McNair. "Within the Rim and Other Essays, 1914-1915". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 June 2008
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