the Henry James
Tales in collections index
tale :
The death of the lion
(13400 words, 1894)
available variants :
(source details)
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 5–73
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 87–137
New York edition text
Selected tales of Henry James. – London : Richards Press, 1947;   pages 69–108
New York edition text
The lesson of the master ; and other stories / by Henry James. – London : John Lehmann, 1948;   pages 79–112
New York edition text;   brief introduction, James’s preface
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
Fifteen short stories / by Henry James ; edited and with an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel. – New York : Bantam Books, 1961. – (Bantam classics ; SC84);   pages 251–284
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. 9,   pages 77–118
first book text;   brief introduction
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 157–196
New York edition text;   introduction, extract from James’s preface, notes
Henry James’ shorter masterpieces / edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Rawlings. – Brighton : Harvester Press ; Totowa, NJ : Barnes & Noble, 1984. – ISBN 0-7108-0668-X, 0-7108-0673-6 (pbk) (UK); 0-389-20502-8, 0-389-20504-4 (pbk) (US);   Vol. 1,   pages 127–168
first book text;   introduction, 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 261–303 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 356–392 in print
$ 35·00
first book text;   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 247–286
first book text;   notes;   (listed on contents page as The death of two lions; notes wrongly claim text as New York edition)
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 125–162 in print
£ 12·50, $ 30·00 each
first book text;   introduction
Selected tales / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Lyon. – London : Penguin, 2001. – (Penguin classics). – ISBN 0-14-043694-4;   pages 255–283 in print
£ 14·99, $ 14·00
New York edition text;   introduction, chronology, bibliography, notes
Terminations / Henry James. – Philadelphia, PA : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. – (Pine Street books). – A facsimile reprint of the Harper 1895 source edition. – ISBN 0-8122-1893-0;   pages 1–58 in print
£ 10·50, $ 15·95
first book text
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / by Henry James. – Stilwell, KS : Digireads.com, 2008. – ISBN 1-4209-3140-7;   pages 96–117 in print
£ 4·99
New York edition text
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 157–196
New York edition text;   introduction, extract from James’s preface, notes
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole. – [Rev. ed.]. – Oxford : OUP, 2013. – (Oxford world’s classics). – ISBN 978-0-19-963987-8 [a completely revised version of the 1983 collection, including two different tales];   pages 89–122 in print
£ 6·99
New York edition text;   introduction, bibliography, chronology, extract from James’s preface, relevant notebook entries, selected textual variants, notes

known etexts for
The death of the lion

source text spelling prepared by available at
later reprint of New York edition text British Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg;
Nalanda Digital Library
later reprint of New York edition text? British Project Gutenberg Bored.com;
Great literature online (Cyber Studios);
Knowledgerush;
The literature network;
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