the Henry James
Tales in collections index
tale :
The private life
(12800 words, 1892)
available variants :
(source details)
magazine text
first book text
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. 22,   pages 193–236
New York edition text
Fourteen stories / by Henry James ; selected by David Garnett. – London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1946;   pages 211–250
first book text;   introduction
The ghostly tales of Henry James / edited, with an introduction by Leon Edel. – New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 1948. – (Edel & Laurence ref. A94);   pages 212–249
New York edition text;   introduction, introduction to each tale
Selected stories / Henry James ; chosen with an introduction by Gerard Hopkins. – London : OUP, 1957. – (The world’s classics ; 557);   pages 417–461
New York edition text;   introduction, notes
Fifteen short stories / by Henry James ; edited and with an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel. – New York : Bantam Books, 1961. – (Bantam classics ; SC84);   pages 166–198
New York edition text;   introduction, bibliography
The complete tales of Henry James / edited with an introduction by Leon Edel. – London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962–64. – (Edel & Laurence ref. A105);   Vol. 8,   pages 189–227
first book text;   brief introduction
Stories of the supernatural / Henry James ; edited and with a new introduction and headnotes by Leon Edel. – London : Barrie & Jenkins, 1971. – A revised edition of The ghostly tales of Henry James (1949). – t.p.v. has invalid ISBN 0-214-68277-7;   pages 212–249
New York edition text;   introduction, introduction to each tale
Selected tales / Henry James ; selected by Peter Messent and Tom Paulin, introduction by Peter Messent. – London : Dent, 1982. – (Everyman’s library). – ISBN 0-460-01245-2;   pages 1–42
first book text;   introduction, bibliography
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole. – Oxford : OUP, 1983. – (The world’s classics). – ISBN 0-19-281622-5. – Reissued as an Oxford world’s classics in 2000;   pages 99–132
New York edition text;   introduction, extract from James’s preface, notes
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 191–231 in print
£ 10·99, $ 12·95
New York edition text;   introduction, extract from James’s preface, notes
Complete stories 1892–1898 / Henry James. – New York : The library of America, 1996. – (The library of America ; 82). – ISBN 1-883011-09-4;   pages 58–91 in print
$ 35·00
first book 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. 2,   pages 3–37 in print
£ 12·50, $ 30·00 each
first book text;   introduction
Ghost stories / Henry James ; introduction and notes by Martin Scofield. – Ware, Herts. : Wordsworth, 2001. – (Wordsworth classics). – ISBN 1-84022-422-3. – Cover title : Ghost stories of Henry James;   pages 92–121
New York edition text;   introduction, bibliographical note, extract from James’s preface, notes
The sense of the past : the ghostly stories of Henry James ; introduction by Glen Cavaliero. – Leyburn : Tartarus, 2006. – ISBN 1-87262-199-6;   pages 129–157 in print
£ 35·00
New York edition text;   introduction
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / by Henry James. – Stilwell, KS : Digireads.com, 2008. – ISBN 1-4209-3140-7;   pages 62–82 in print
£ 4·99
first book text
Ghost stories / Henry James ; introduction and notes by Martin Scofield. – Ware, Herts. : Wordsworth, 2008. – (Tales of mystery & the supernatural). – ISBN-13 978-1-84022-070-4. – Cover title : Ghost stories of Henry James [reissue of 2001 ed. with new series and ISBN];   pages 92–121 in print
£ 1·99, $ 2·95
New York edition text;   introduction, bibliographical note, extract from James’s preface, notes
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole. – Oxford : OUP, 2009. – (Oxford world’s classics). – ISBN 978-0-19-953855-3 [reissue of the 2000 reprint of the 1983 ed.];   pages 99–132
New York edition text;   introduction, extract from James’s preface, notes
The birthplace / Henry James. – London : Hesperus, 2012. – With a foreword by Mark Rylance. – ISBN 978-1-84391-207-1 [originally due out in 2010];   pages 79–120 in print
£ 10·00
first book text;   introduction, notes

known etexts for
The private life

source text spelling prepared by available at
first book text British Adrian Dover the Ladder
first book text British Project Gutenberg, derived
from Adrian Dover
Project Gutenberg Consortia Center
you can return to the menu of index pages