Collected Stories, Volume 2 by Henry James

By Henry James

Encompassing a interval of just about fifty years, the tales of Henry James characterize the main amazing feat of sustained literary construction nowa days. For sheer richness, kind and depth, they've got no equivalent in fiction, allowing us to track the evolution of an exceptional author within the best aspect. This assortment reprints all of the significant tales including many surprising yet both exciting items that light up their extra celebrated companions.

Volume 2 takes us from “The deepest Life” of 1892 to James’s final tale, “A around of Visits,” released in 1910. those are the awesome works of James’s maturity—“The dying of the Lion,” “The Altar of the Dead,” “The determine within the Carpet,” “The flip of the Screw,” “In the Cage,” “The Beast within the Jungle,” and plenty of others—in which the deepening darkness of the author’s existence casts a sad yet heroic shadow at the issues of his youth.

Contents of quantity 2

The deepest Life
The genuine Thing
Owen Wingrave
The center Years
The demise of the Lion
The Coxon Fund
The subsequent Time
The Altar of the Dead
The determine within the Carpet
The flip of the Screw
In the Cage
The actual correct Thing
The nice solid Place
Miss Gunton of Poughkeepsie
The Abasement of the Northmores
The designated Type
The Tone of Time
The Faces
The Beldonald Holbein
The tale in It
Flickerbridge
The Beast within the Jungle
The Papers
Fordham Castle
Julia Bride
The Jolly Corner
Crapy Cornelia
The Bench of Desolation
A around of Visits

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Profitons des dernières lueurs de la lampe ; car, il n’y a presque plus d’huile, et achevons chacun notre travail... L’enfant s’est écrié : – Si Dieu nous laisse vivre ! – Ange radieux, viens à moi ; tu te promèneras dans la prairie, du matin jusqu’au soir ; tu ne travailleras point. Mon palais magnifique est construit avec des murailles d’argent, des colonnes d’or et des portes de 58 diamants. Tu te coucheras quand tu voudras, au son d’une musique céleste, sans faire ta prière. Quand, au matin, le soleil montrera ses rayons resplendissants et que l’alouette joyeuse emportera, avec elle, son cri, à perte de vue, dans les airs, tu pourras rester encore au lit, jusqu’à ce que cela te fatigue.

Il reste à la psychologie beaucoup de progrès à faire. Je te salue, vieil océan ! Vieil océan, tu es si puissant, que les hommes l’ont appris à leurs propres dépens. Ils ont beau employer toutes les ressources de leur génie... incapables de te dominer. Ils ont trouvé leur maître. Je dis qu’ils ont trouvé quelque chose de plus fort 42 qu’eux. Ce quelque chose a un nom. Ce nom est : l’océan ! La peur que tu leur inspires est telle, qu’ils te respectent. Malgré cela, tu fais valser leurs plus lourdes machines avec grâce, élégance et facilité.

Père céleste, conjure, conjure les malheurs qui peuvent fondre sur notre famille. – Tu ne veux donc pas te retirer, mauvais esprit ? – Conserve cette épouse chérie, qui m’a consolé dans mes découragements... – Puisque tu me refuses, je te ferai pleurer et grincer des dents comme un pendu. – Et ce fils aimant, dont les chastes lèvres s’entr'ouvrent à peine aux baisers de l’aurore de vie. – Mère, il m’étrangle... Père, secourez-moi... Je ne puis plus respirer... Votre bénédiction ! Un cri d’ironie immense s’est élevé dans les airs.

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