Abstract

An illustrated manuscript held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, misattributed to Henry James, and titled "An Old Type in a New Light," supplements Henry James biography. When read in combination with James's representation of himself to friends, especially Sarah Butler Wister, in letters, the cartoon book provides a reading of Henry James the person that shows him willing to participate in his friends' joking about him and that suggests—through his own participation in the intimate fun about him--his security about his identity as an expatriate, a famous and controversial author, and an "amiable" bachelor.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6555
Print ISSN
0273-0340
Pages
pp. 273-281
Launched on MUSE
2005-11-03
Open Access
No
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