The Embarrassment of Melodrama: Masculinity in the Early James

Henke, Richard
March 1995
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring95, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p257
Book Review
Looks at the masculine figures in the early fiction of Henry James. Contrast of a passive male protagonist against the activity of another male; Relentless pursuit of his view of manhood; Books in the discussion.


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