the Henry James
Tales in collections index
tale :
The bench of desolation
(18200 words, 1909)
sources of the variants
magazine text Putnam’s magazine,   vol. 7 :
    no. 1, October 1909, pages 56–62;
    no. 2, November 1909, pages 151–160;
    no. 3, December 1909, pages 297–303;
    no. 4, January 1910, pages 487–494
(Edel & Laurence ref. D559)
first American book text The finer grain / by Henry James. – New York : Scribner, 1910;   pages 237–312
first British book text The finer grain / by Henry James. – London : Methuen, 1910;   pages 231–307
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