The Marriages and other stories Author:Henry James HENRY JAMES — The Marriages, The Real Thing, Miss Gunton of Poughkeepsie, The Two Face, The Papers, Julia Bride, The Pension Beaurepas, The Point of View, Fordham Castle — From The Marriages and others of these rarely anthologized stories, it is clear that Henry James "delights in the vulgarities he is falsely rumored to deplore." These are two ed... more »ged parables of a sophisticated ironist who was as apt to disparage what readers expected him to praise as he was to create a context in which certain unlikely people gained sudden dignity. As Eleanor M. Tilton suggests, Henry James is both amused and amusing. He "disconcerts the moralists because he bring and inquiring eye to bear closely upon contemporary folly, error, and wickedness as if these were canvasses to be authenticated for a collector eager to acquire-at the proper price-the true, the rare, and the most representative."
Ford Madox Ford wrote: "Mr. James' work is the exact mirror of the world as he knows it-of the world as we know it."« less