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The Altar of the Dead, The Beast in the Jungle, the Birthplace & Other Stories

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The private life - Owen Wingrave - The friends of the friends - Sir Edmund Orme - The real right thing - The jolly corner - Julia Bride.
Paperback, 516 pages
Published June 30th 2008 by Johnson Press (first published 1908)
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Chris
Aug 03, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
The Beast In the Jungle is supposedly one of James’ best short stories, and it served as my introduction to his work. I was very impressed with the deftness of his literary play in psychological depths, conversational labyrinths, and sociological jungles [wink].

Learning his discursive and intermittent sentences—a splicing of myriad thoughts that flow back and forth through clarifications, qualifications, and endless expansions of ideas mid-sentence—can be quite a task, and can give you a headach
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Feb 02, 2008 Corrie rated it really liked it
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I picked up my old copy of James Henry this week and delved into his short story "The Altar of the Dead" because I realized I never read it. I'm intrigued by the story and have the last two chapters to read (tonight, perhaps?)
His writing is brilliant. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the Beast in the Jungle and The Turn of the Screw. Reading this story is bringing my love for those stories back.
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Feb 11, 2013 Evrim rated it it was amazing
I read The Beast in the Jungle and The Altar of the Dead. But The Beast in the Jungle is my favorite.
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Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the ...more
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