Henry James: A Small Boy and Others

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  • Pat Righelato (University of Reading)

A Small Boy and Others (1913), Notes of a Son and Brother ((1914), and the unfinished posthumously published The Middle Years (1917), together constitute Henry James’s autobiographical writings. They were edited by Frederick W. Dupee and published with the title Henry James: Autobiography in 1956. The autobiographical impulse was occasioned by the loss of James’s brothers, Robertson and William in 1910, the last members of his immediate family. Looking through William’s letters, James decided to record their early life. He had also completed the extensive revisions and prefaces for the New York Edition (1907-9) of his collected works, a summing up of his artistic principles and career. …

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Citation:
Righelato, Pat. "A Small Boy and Others". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 July 2007
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