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ISBN: 0140433287
Author: Henry James
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics (April 2, 1991)
Category: Classics
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 192
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The story ends in tragedy. It is one of James best and most readable tales. The Jolly Corner is a ghost story dealing with a famous writer's return to his boyhood home.

The story ends in tragedy. The Figure in the Carpet deals with people seeking to find a secret formula to be found in a great author's work. Many critics have seen that theme to deal with James' homosexual lifestyle.

Start by marking The Jolly Corner and Other Tales as Want to Read . Paperback, 320 pages. Published April 2nd 1991 by Penguin Classics (first published 1908).

Start by marking The Jolly Corner and Other Tales as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James S. 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.

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Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, Sr.

Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, S. and brother of eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. He spent his early life in America and studied in Geneva, London and Paris during his adolescence to gain the worldly experience so prized by his father. It is a story about our need for mystery and meaning, universal despite the setting of late 19th century literary life.

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The Jolly Corner, by Henry JamesThe Jolly Corner, by Henry James The Jolly Corner by Henry James CHAPTER I Every one asks me what I 'think' of everything, said Spencer Brydon; an. After that visit to the house in construction he walked with his companion to see the other and always so much the better one, which in the eastward direction formed one of the corners, - the "jolly" one precisely, of the street now so generally dishonoured and disfigured in its westward reaches, and of the comparatively conservative Avenue.

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Comments:

Xellerlu
The Jolly Corner is a lovely, if at times obscure tale of a middle age man reflecting back not upon the life he led, but on the one he didn't live. Like Henry James, our main character Spencer Brydon has absconded to the continent, disdaining the city of his forefathers, but happily living off the rents that allow him to reside comfortably in Europe.

After a 33 year long absence he returns to renovate the house on The Jolly Corner where he grew up. As with most James stories it is short on action and focuses not on action to drive plot but upon reflection. In this short story it is the psychological sort, gussied up cleverly as a "ghost story" that grows to haunt our hero of what might have been.

James is artful in building suspense that is entirely predicated upon distasteful musing about oneself. Without revealing too much with the help of his friend Miss Staverton, Brydon comes to realize that his decision (as are all major ones) a double edged sword. Nothing is gained without loss.

Written in James' late period, The Jolly Corner is not without its challenges. Interior musings and a writing style that may fairly be described as "run on" are not with out challenges. Yes, you will have to circle back in a few paragraphs. Reading Henry can feel a bit like you've taken a wrong turn and need to go back. While I'm a great admirer of the author I've deducted a star as fair warning to those who like writing that is straightforward. Hemingway fans needn't bother.

That said, The Jolly Corner is well worth a bit of bother. Read out loud til you master the cadence (it does get easier) or just go slowly. This is a marvelous short story with keen insights into life and those of us a bit long in the tooth. Enjoy!
Hellmaster
The conventional wisdom has it that this is the second greatest ghost story by Henry James and it's correct.It is not the utterly fascinating conundrum that Turn of the Screw is.However, it is quite good and I found James' prose, ravishing.Yes, I know he's convoluted but it is a wonderful artifact.The Jolly Corner is an extremely weird story.The lead character is haunted by himself.I suppose this is less a ghost story than a might have been story.It's very imaginative.James also gives you another glimpse of old WASP New York- disintegrating and being absorbed by commercial Capitalism.The might have been is that the lead character would have been an early Donald Trump if he hadn't gone off to do exactly what in London?Okay I admit I was sufficiently interested to read up on this and I don't necessarily think a "gay" reading is incorrect or anachronistic in the case of this story or Turn of the Screw.That said the "heterosexual" romantic ending has an earned , uncontrived feel to it which renders it effective and moving.
Vinainl
I hesitate to say I love any work by Henry James, one of the profound bores of American literature when he was trying to write novels, but he was a master of the short story and the short novel, especially when he thought was writing a "pot-boiler" rather than the American Epic. This is a "ghost" story--and like most of James's spook fiction, a serious psychological study and a comment on American values. It's also genuinely frightening. An American who has spent most of his life in Europe returns to his childhood home and confronts a kind of parallel world (James is also an illegitimate parent of science fiction), the life he would have had if he had stayed in New York.
Tam
I had somehow missed out on reading The Jolly Corner until it was required for a recent class. It is now a new favorite! Much like The Turn of the Screw, it is somewhat of a ghost story as the protagonist confronts his past. One warning - the language is complex (one reviewer called it "labyrinthine"), but hang in there! It would be a wonderful read-aloud choice to get the rising tension and breathless meanderings.
Kalrajas
But his stories are good. Turn of the screw is a good example. Great story, but is difficult to read
Dorintrius
A well written ghost story but pretty tame by modern standards,
Winasana
Heard about this on NPR and found it for FREE! Great read, not to be missed.
This is quite possibly the worst thing I've ever had to read. I do not wish for anyone to have to read something so banal.

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