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<I>The Outcry</I>


  • 3 b/w illus. 1 map
  • Page extent: 358 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.64 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9781107002692)

The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. The Outcry, James's last completed novel, is an ironic depiction of the contemporary art market in which wealthy Americans are plundering British-owned treasures. James adapted the work, originally written as a play, into novel form with great success. This edition, based on the work's first book appearance in 1911, reconstructs the novel's literary, cultural and historical contexts, includes extensive annotation, and gives a detailed textual history. In exploring the process of adaptation it allows particular insight into James's skills as a novelist. The volume will be of interest to James scholars, art and theatre historians and students of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American literature, while also contributing to the developing field of adaptation studies.

• An authoritative text of Henry James's last completed novel: a short, lively and witty depiction of the 'art scene' of the day • Includes extensive annotations that situate the story within its literary, cultural and historical context • Offers a detailed consideration of changes arising from the adaptation from play to novel


General editors' preface; General chronology of James' life and writings; Introduction; Textual introduction; Chronology of composition and production; Bibliography; The Outcry; Glossary of foreign words and phrases; Notes; Textual variants; Emendations; Appendices.

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