The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. The Outcry, James's last completed novel, is an ironic depiction of the contemporary art market in which wealthy Americans are plundering British-owned treasures. James adapted the work, originally written as a play, into novel form with great success. This edition, based on the work's first book appearance in 1911, reconstructs the novel's literary, cultural and historical contexts, includes extensive annotation, and gives a detailed textual history. In exploring the process of adaptation it allows particular insight into James's skills as a novelist. The volume will be of interest to James scholars, art and theatre historians and students of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American literature, while also contributing to the developing field of adaptation studies.
Jean Chothia is a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge and Reader Emerita in Drama and Theatre, in the University of Cambridge Faculty of English. She is the author of Forging a Language: A Study of the Plays of Eugene O'Neill (Cambridge, 1979), Andre Antoine (Cambridge, 1991), and English Drama of the Early Modern Period, 1890-1940 (1996), and the editor of The New Woman and other Female Emancipation Plays (1998) and of the New Mermaids edition of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan (2008).
General editors' preface; General chronology of James' life and writings; Introduction; Textual introduction; Chronology of composition and production; Bibliography; The Outcry; Glossary of foreign words and phrases; Notes; Textual variants; Emendations; Appendices.