the Henry James
Tales in collections index
tale :
The figure in the carpet
(13900 words, 1896)
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)
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 197–250
New York edition text
Selected tales of Henry James. – London : Richards Press, 1947;   pages 177–217
New York edition text
The lesson of the master ; and other stories / by Henry James. – London : John Lehmann, 1948;   pages 149–184
New York edition text;   brief introduction, James’s preface
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 134–173
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 134–173
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 273–315
first book text;   brief 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 134–173
New York edition text;   introduction
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. 2,   pages 46–88
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 357–400 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 572–608 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 41–81
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. 2,   pages 303–340 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 284–313 in print
£ 14·99, $ 14·00
New York edition text;   introduction, chronology, bibliography, 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 123–156 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 figure in the carpet

source text spelling prepared by available at
first book text British Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg
(part of original collection Embarrassments);
Bored.com
(part of original collection Embarrassments)
later reprint of New York edition text British Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg;
Nalanda Digital Library;
Project Gutenberg Consortia Center
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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