|aSeeing and believing :|bHenry James and the spiritual world /|cby Hazel Hutchison.
|aNew York :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2006.
|axxi, 202 p. :|bill. ;|c22 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -195) and index.
|aThe language of uncertainty -- The creed of hesitation : Guy Domville, and, The turn of the screw -- The unapproachable face : difference in The sacred fount -- The vain appearance : vision in The ambassadors -- The sacred hush : death, elegy, and The wings of the dove -- The poetry of the soul in action, metaphor, and consciousness in The golden bowl -- Endless connections.
|a"The Victorian age was troubled by religious doubt and the collapse of absolute values. In Seeing and Believing, Hazel Hutchison explores a selection of Henry James's late novels and shorter works, and shows that his central themes and literary method connect closely with issues at the heart of this debate. She sets his work alongside that of his father and brother, and argues that James's fascination with perception and consciousness should be read in the context of his desire to dramatize a level of human experience beyond the material."--BOOK JACKET.
|aJames, Henry,|d1843-1916|xCriticism and interpretation.
|aJames, Henry,|d1843-1916|xLiterary style.
|aSupernatural in literature.
|aSpirit in literature.
|aPsychological fiction, American |x History and criticism.