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For the James family , then , evil was not an abstract quality but something known
, painfully , at first hand , and the sense of evil is powerfully implicit in Henry
James's work , felt sometimes as the corruption of innocence , as in his most
Within that , and not to be separated from it , is James's recognition and
dramatization of the uncomfortable truth the idealistic Left has rarely faced , that
the creation of certain kinds of art and styles of living , generally regarded as
good in ...
To isolate and exhibit the working of the fine conscience ( in both its meanings )
was the motive behind James's technical innovations and all his attempts to
make of the novel a self - contained whole carrying within itself a maximum ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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