the Henry James
Tales in collections index
tale :
The altar of the dead
(13100 words, 1895)
available variants :
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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)
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 3–51
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 319–359
New York edition text;   introduction, note on each tale
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 356–394
New York edition text;   introduction, introduction to each tale
Ten short stories of Henry James / selected, with an introduction, by Michael Swan. – London : John Lehmann, 1948;   pages 210–241
New York edition text;   introduction
In the cage ; and other tales / Henry James ; edited with an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel. – Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1958. – (Anchor books series ; A131). – Also published by Hart-Davis. – Note: later reprinted as Eight tales from the major phase (Norton, 1969);   pages 97–133
New York edition text;   introduction
In the cage ; and other tales / Henry James ; edited with an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel. – London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958. – Also published by Doubleday [note: later reprinted as Eight tales from the major phase (Norton, 1969)];   pages 97–133
New York edition text;   introduction
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 231–271
first book text;   brief introduction
The turn of the screw ; and other short novels / by Henry James ; with a foreword by Willard Thorp. – New York : New American Library, 1962. – (Signet classics ; CT133);   pages 252–290
first book text;   introduction
Eight tales from the major phase : In the cage and others / Henry James ; edited with an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel. – New York ; London : Norton, 1969. – A reprint of In the cage ; and other tales (Doubleday; Hart-Davis, 1958). – ISBN 0-393-00286-1 [note: claims to use the ‘orthography and punctuation’ (of the New York edition) but closes up spaced contractions];   pages 97–133
New York edition text;   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 356–394
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 75–118
first book text;   introduction, bibliography
The beast in the jungle ; and other stories / Henry James. – New York : Dover, 1993. – (Dover thrift editions). – ISBN 0-486-27552-3;   pages 1–31 in print
£ 2·50, $ 2·50
New York edition text;   brief introduction
Complete stories 1892–1898 / Henry James. – New York : The library of America, 1996. – (The library of America ; 82). – ISBN 1-883011-09-4;   pages 450–485 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 265–301 in print
£ 12·50, $ 30·00 each
first book text;   introduction
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 185–242 in print
£ 10·50, $ 15·95
first book text
The sense of the past : the ghostly stories of Henry James ; introduction by Glen Cavaliero. – Leyburn : Tartarus, 2006. – ISBN 1-87262-199-6;   pages 189–218 in print
£ 35·00
New York edition text;   introduction

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The altar of the dead

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