Henry James, The Golden Bowl

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The Golden Bowl

was published in 1904 in book form by Scribners in New York, without prior serialisation, and it was the last full-length novel that Henry James completed, although he continued to publish non-fiction and short stories until his death in 1916. It was republished in 1909 as volumes 23 and 24 of the New York Edition of James’s work (Scribners, 1907-1909). James made few changes to the text for this new edition, which is usually the version of the text reprinted. However, he did add a lengthy Preface looking back on his long literary career and on the process of revising his works for the New York Edition. The Preface presents James’s perception of his narrative method through a series of extended and inter-related metaphors, which tie closely with the themes of the…

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Citation: Hutchison, Hazel McNair. "The Golden Bowl". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 October 2006 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=732, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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