the Henry James
Tales in collections index
tale :
The real thing
(9600 words, 1892)
available variants :
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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. 23,   pages 273–306
New York edition text
The short stories of Henry James / selected and edited with an introduction by Clifton Fadiman. – New York : Random House, 1945. – Reissued in Modern library giants series (as number G11) in 1948;   pages 187–216
New York edition text;   introduction, note on each tale
Fourteen stories / by Henry James ; selected by David Garnett. – London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1946;   pages 181–210
first book text;   introduction
Selected short stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction by Quentin Anderson. – New York : Rinehart, 1950. – (Rinehart editions ; 31). – LC card no. 50-014135
[ New York edition text ? ];   introduction, bibliographical note
Selected short stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction by Quentin Anderson. – Revised [and enlarged] ed. - New York : Rinehart, 1957. – (Rinehart editions ; 31). – LC card no. 57-009639. – ISBN 0-03-007745-1. – First ed., 1950;   pages 117–144
New York edition text;   introduction, bibliographical note
Selected stories / Henry James ; chosen with an introduction by Gerard Hopkins. – London : OUP, 1957. – (The world’s classics ; 557);   pages 81–114
New York edition text;   introduction, notes
The marriages ; and other stories / Henry James ; with a foreword by Eleanor M. Tilton. – New York : New American Library, 1961. – (Signet classics ; CD87);   pages 149–175
first book 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 229–258
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 43–69
first book text;   introduction
The jolly corner ; The real thing / Henry James ; ill. by Fermin Rocker. – New York : Franklin Watts, 1968. – Query: large-print ed.
text state not known
The portable Henry James. – Revised ed. / edited, and with an introduction, by Morton Dauwen Zabel, revised by Lyall H. P. Powers. – New York : Viking, 1968; Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1977. – ISBN 0-14-015055-2 (UK, series: Viking portable library);   pages 102–134
New York edition text;   introduction, notes, bibliography
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / Henry James ; introduced and selected by S. Gorley Putt. – Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1976. – (Penguin modern classics). – ISBN 0-14-004101-X;   pages 107–133
first book text;   brief introduction
Nine tales / Henry James ; illustrated by Ben F. Wohlberg. – Franklin Center, PA : Franklin Library, 1977. – (The 100 greatest books of all time). – Limited edition, bound full-leather in tan, for series subscribers;   pages 319–354
first book text
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 43–74
first book text;   introduction, bibliography
Tales of art and life / Henry James ; selection and introduction by Henry Terrie. – Schenectady, NY : Union College Press, 1984. – (Signature series). – ISBN 0-912756-12-8;   pages 145–168 in print
£ 4·95, $ 6·75
first book text;   introduction
Tales of Henry James : the texts of the tales, the author on his craft, background and criticism / selected and edited by Christof Wegelin. – New York ; London : Norton, 1984. – (Norton critical editions). – ISBN 0-393-01824-5, 0-393-95359-9 (pbk);   pages 239–259
first book text;   introduction, notes, relevant notebook entries, relevant James letters, critical essays
Complete stories 1892–1898 / Henry James. – New York : The library of America, 1996. – (The library of America ; 82). – ISBN 1-883011-09-4;   pages 32–57 in print
$ 35·00
first book text;   notes
The turn of the screw ; and other stories / Henry James ; volume editor Richard Aczel. – Köln : Könemann, 1996. – (Könemann classics – in English). – ISBN 3-89508-231-7 (cloth);   pages 9–37
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 39–65 in print
£ 12·50, $ 30·00 each
first book text;   introduction
Major stories and essays / Henry James. – New York : The library of America, 1999. – (The library of America college editions). – ISBN 1-883011-75-2 in print
$ 35·00
text state not known;   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 204–224 in print
£ 14·99, $ 14·00
New York edition text;   introduction, chronology, bibliography, notes
Tales of Henry James : the texts of the tales, the author on his craft, criticism. – 2nd ed. / selected and edited by Christof Wegelin and Henry B. Wonham. – New York ; London : Norton, 2003. – (Norton critical editions). – ISBN 0-393-97710-2 (pbk);   pages 189–210 in print
£ 9·95, $ 16·75
first book text;   introduction, notes, relevant notebook entries, relevant James letters, critical essays
The portable Henry James / edited with an introduction by John Auchard. – New York ; London : Penguin, 2004. – (Penguin classics). – ISBN 0-14-243767-0;   pages 79–105 in print
£ 12·99, $ 18·00
first book text;   introduction, bibliography
Inventing the real / Edith Wharton and Henry James ; with an introduction by Mary Ann Caws. – New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2008. – (2x2 books). – ISBN 978-1-55861-576-2;   pages 115–152 in print
£ 8·99
first book text;   introduction

known etexts for
The real thing

source text spelling prepared by available at
first book text British Adrian Dover the Ladder
first book text British Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg;
Bored.com;
eBooks@Adelaide;
The literature network;
Nalanda Digital Library
(part of a collection Some short stories);
Read print;
Wikisource
first book text British Project Gutenberg? Project Gutenberg Consortia Center
(part of original collection The real thing and other tales)
later reprint of New York edition text British Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg
(part of a collection Some short stories);
Project Gutenberg Consortia Center
(part of a collection Some short stories)
later reprint of New York edition text? British Project Gutenberg Bored.com
(part of a collection Some short stories);
Great literature online (Cyber Studios);
Knowledgerush
(part of a collection Some short stories)
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