Publisher description for Selected tales / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Lyon.

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Throughout his writing life, Henry James was drawn to the short-story form for the freedom it offered him-and he made the genre his own. This new selection comprises both brief tales and longer works that explore James's concerns with the old world and the new, and with money, fame, class, and art. "Daisy Miller," "The Lesson of the Master," "The Real Thing," "The Figure in the Carpet," "In the Cage," "The Beast in the Jungle," and "The Jolly Corner" are included here, along with twelve others. Haunting, witty, and beautifully drawn, these stories are as rich and resonant as James's novels.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Europe -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Americans -- Europe -- Fiction.