the Henry James
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tale :
The lesson of the master
(23600 words, 1888)
available variants :
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magazine text
first book text
New York edition text
The uniform edition of the tales / Henry James. – London : Martin Secker, 1915–20. – (published as individual volumes; some titles also issued in USA by Le Roy Phillips, Boston, or Albert and Charles Boni, New York; see details in Edel & Laurence ref. A74);   pages 5–118
New York edition text
The novels and stories of Henry James : new and complete edition / [edited by Percy Lubbock]. – London : Macmillan, 1921–23. – (Edel & Laurence ref. A86);   Vol. 20,   pages 3–83
New York edition text
The turn of the screw ; The lesson of the master / Henry James. – New York : Random House, 1930. – (The modern library ; 169)
[ New York edition text ? ]
Selected tales of Henry James. – London : Richards Press, 1947;   pages 109–175
New York edition text
The lesson of the master ; and other stories / by Henry James. – London : John Lehmann, 1948;   pages 21–78
New York edition text;   brief introduction, James’s preface
The complete tales of Henry James / edited with an introduction by Leon Edel. – London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962–64. – (Edel & Laurence ref. A105);   Vol. 7,   pages 213–284
first book text;   brief introduction
Selected short stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction by Michael Swan. – Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1963. – (Penguin modern classics). – ISBN 0-14-001919-7;   pages 71–134
first book text;   introduction
The figure in the carpet ; and other stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Kermode. – London : Penguin, 1986. – (Penguin classics). – ISBN 0-14-043255-8;   pages 115–188 in print
£ 10·99, $ 12·95
New York edition text;   introduction, extract from James’s preface, notes
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / Henry James ; volume editor Richard Aczel. – Köln : Könemann, 1998. – (Könemann classics – in English). – ISBN 3-8290-0893-7 (cloth);   pages 175–243
New York edition text;   notes
Collected stories / Henry James ; selected and introduced by John Bayley. – London : David Campbell Publishers, 1999. – (Everyman’s library). – ISBN 1-85715-785-0 (v. 1), 1-85715-786-9 (v.  2), 1-85715-244-1 (2 vols in slipcase)   also New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. – ISBN 0-375-40935-1 (v. 1), 0-375-40936-X (v. 2);   Vol. 1,   pages 963–1026 in print
£ 12·50, $ 30·00 each
first book text;   introduction
Complete stories 1884–1891 / Henry James. – New York : The library of America, 1999. – (The library of America ; 107). – ISBN 1-883011-64-7;   pages 544–606 in print
£ 22·44, $ 35·00
first book text;   notes
Selected tales / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Lyon. – London : Penguin, 2001. – (Penguin classics). – ISBN 0-14-043694-4;   pages 118–167 in print
£ 14·99, $ 14·00
New York edition text;   introduction, chronology, bibliography, notes
The lesson of the master / Henry James. – Hoboken, NJ : Melville House, 2004. – (The art of the novella). – ISBN 0-9746078-4-3;   pages 13–122 in print
£ 6·99, $ 9·00
New York edition text
The lesson of the master / Henry James. – London : Hesperus, 2007. – ISBN-13 978-1-84391-155-5, ISBN-10 1-84391-155-8 [includes a foreword by Colm Tóibín];   pages 3–87 in print
£ 6·99
New York edition text;   introduction, biographical note, notes

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The lesson of the master

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