Henry James: Selected Criticism

Bibliography Prepared by Lauren Greenwood de Beer and C. W. Smith


Early Criticism

  • Cary, Elisabeth,The Novels of Henry James: A Study (New York: G. P. Putnam Sons, 1905).


  • Edel, Leon and Lyall H. Powers, "The Notebooks 1878-1888," in The Complete Notebooks of Henry James(Oxford: Oxford UP, 1987): 5-46.


  • Edel, Leon, Henry James, (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1953, 1962, 1968, 1972): Vols 1-5.


  • Fogel, Daniel Mark, "The Bostonians," in A Companion to Henry James Studies (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993): 158-172.


  • Gard, Roger, Editor, Henry James: The Critical Heritage (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968).


  • Taylor, Linda J, "Contemporary Critical Response to Henry James' The Bostonians: An Annotated Checklist," Resources for American Literary Study 7 (1977): 134-51.


  • The 1940's Revival

  • Dupee, F. W, The Question of Henry James, A Collection of Critical Essays (New York: H. Holt and Company, 1945).


  • Narrative and Language

  • * Bell, Ian F.A, "Language, Setting, And Self in The Bostonians," Modern Language Quarterly 49 (3) (1988): 211-238.


  • Boudreau, Kristin, "Narrative Sympathy in The Bostonians," The Henry James Review. 14 (1) (1993): 17-33.


  • Habegger, Alfred. "The Disunity of The Bostonians," Nineteenth Century Fiction 24 (2) (1969): 193-209.


  • Kearns, Michael, "Narrative Discourse and the Imperative of Sympathy in The Bostonians," The Henry James Review 17 (2) (1996): 162-81.


  • Maxwell, Joan, "Delighting in Bite: James's Seduction of His Readers in The Bostonians," Journal of Narrative Technique 18 (1) (1988): 18-33.


  • Page, Philip, "The Curious Narration of The Bostonians," American Literature 46 (1974): 374-83.


  • Trilling, Lionel, "The Bostonians," in The Opposing Self (New York: Viking Press, 1955).


  • Gender and Homoeroticism

  • Davis, Sara deSaussure, "Feminist Sources in The Bostonians," American Literature 50 (1979): 570-87.


  • * Ender, Evelyne, "The Bostonians: Representing the 'Sentiment of Sex,'" in Sexing the Mind (Cornell UP: Ithaca, 1995).


  • Kahane, Claire, "Hysteria, Feminism, and the Case of The Bostonians," in Feminism and Psychoanalysis, ed by Richard Feldstein and Judith Roof. (Cornell UP: Ithaca, 1989): 280-297.


  • * Ledger, Sally, "The New Woman, The Bostonians and the Gender of Modernity," Bells 7 (1996): 55-62.


  • * McColley, Kathleen, "Claiming Center Stage: Speaking Out for Homoerotic Empowerment in The Bostonians," The Henry James Review 21 (2) (2000): 151-69.


  • Wardley, Lynn, "Woman's Voice, Democracy's Body, and The Bostonians," ELH 56 (3) (1989): 639-665.


  • Politics and Culture

  • Anderson, Beatrice, "Henry James's The Bostonians: Controlling Verena Tarrant," Prospects 17 (1992): 59-78.


  • Blair, Sara, "Realism, Culture, and the Place of the Literary: Henry James and The Bostonians," in The Cambridge Companion to Henry James, ed by Jonathan Freedman (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998): 151-68.


  • Cargill, Oscar, "The Gallic Issue: The Bostonians," in The Novels of Henry James (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1961): 123-145.


  • Habegger, Alfred, "Henry James's The Bostonians and the Fiction of Democratic Vulgarity": American Literary Landscapes: The Fiction and the Fact, F. A. Bell and D. K. Adams, editors. (New York: St. Martin's, 1988): 102-121.


  • Howard, Daniel, "The Bostonians," in Henry James, ed by Harold Bloom, (New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1987).