the Henry James
Tales in collections index
tale :
The bench of desolation
(18200 words, 1909)
available variants :
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magazine text
first American book text
first British book 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. 28,   pages 409–474
first British book text
Ten short stories of Henry James / selected, with an introduction, by Michael Swan. – London : John Lehmann, 1948;   pages 284–327
first British book text;   introduction
Selected stories / Henry James ; chosen with an introduction by Gerard Hopkins. – London : OUP, 1957. – (The world’s classics ; 557);   pages 549–610
first British book text;   introduction, notes
The complete tales of Henry James / edited with an introduction by Leon Edel. – London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962–64. – (Edel & Laurence ref. A105);   Vol. 12,   pages 369–425
first book text;   brief introduction
Affairs of the heart : stories / by Henry James ; contains stories dramatized by Terence Feely for the London Weekend Television series. – London : Pan, 1975. – ISBN 0-330-24329-2;   pages 225–275
first British book text;   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 613–678
magazine 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 395–454
first British book text;   introduction, bibliography
Seven tales / Henry James ; illustrated by Susan Huggins. – Franklin Center, PA : Franklin Library, 1983. – (The collected stories of the world’s greatest writers). – Limited edition, bound full-leather in green, for series subscribers. – The introduction is in a separate 22 page illustrated booklet;   pages 409–451
magazine text;   introduction
The finer grain / by Henry James ; edited and with an introduction and editors’ notes by W. R. Martin and Warren U. Ober. – Delmar, NY : Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1986. – (Scholars’ facsimiles & reprints ; 405). – ISBN 0-8201-1405-7 [facsimile of Scribner’s 1910 edition];   pages 237–312
first American book text;   introduction, notes
The jolly corner ; and other tales / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Roger Gard. – London : Penguin, 1990. – (Penguin classics). – ISBN 0-14-043328-7;   pages 249–295
first British book text;   introduction, notes
Complete stories 1898–1910 / Henry James. – New York : The library of America, 1996. – (The library of America ; 83). – ISBN 1-883011-10-8;   pages 847–895 in print
£ 25·00, $ 35·00
first American 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 1011–1060 in print
£ 12·50, $ 30·00 each
first British book text;   introduction

known etexts for
The bench of desolation

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first book text British Adrian Dover the Ladder
first book text British Project Gutenberg, derived
from Adrian Dover
Project Gutenberg Consortia Center
first book text mixed Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg
(part of original collection The finer grain);
Bored.com
(part of original collection The finer grain)
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