By Henry James

All through his lifestyles, Henry James used to be attracted to the quick tale shape for the liberty and diversity it provided. the 19 tales during this choice span James's profession, from short stories to longer works, all exploring his issues with the outdated global and the recent, cash, repute and artwork. 'Daisy Miller', the paintings that first introduced him repute, depicts a daring, unsophisticated American lady in a foreign country, and 'In the Cage' portrays a tender telegraphist's romantic fantasies approximately consumers who ship telegrams from her publish place of work. In 'The Birthplace' a Stratford journey consultant adorns the Shakespeare legend, whereas within the overdue masterpiece 'The Jolly Corner', an aged American returns from Europe and encounters a wierd apparition. Haunting, witty and fantastically drawn, James's stories are as advanced and resonant as his novels.

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