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The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution

Amy Tucker


This book examines the crucial role of the illustrated press in the formation of the reading public and the writing profession during Henry James's lifetime. It re-examines James's stories, criticism, and travel essays in light of the explosive growth of the magazine industry in the United States and abroad at the turn of the century. Using previously unpublished archival sources, the book delves into James's negotiations with publishers, editors, and literary agents, as well as his interactions with some of the celebrated artists who were assigned to illustrate his work. Reproducing more than ... More

Keywords: Henry James, literary culture, illustrations, magazine industry, illustrated press, artists, publishers, editors, literary agents, advertisements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804768740
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804768740.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Tucker, author