14. Tea-Table as Jungle

Henry James and “The Psychopathology of Everyday Life”

  1. G. R. Thompson

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344271.ch14

Reading the American Novel 1865-1914

Reading the American Novel 1865-1914

How to Cite

Thompson, G. R. (2011) Tea-Table as Jungle, in Reading the American Novel 1865-1914, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344271.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

Book Series:

  1. Reading the Novel

Book Series Editors:

  1. Daniel R. Schwarz

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631234067

Online ISBN: 9781444344271

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Keywords:

  • tea-table as jungle, James and “The Psychopathology of Everyday Life”;
  • Henry James, premier American fiction writer;
  • psychological novel, and a narrative technique;
  • Freud's The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, essence of James's fiction;
  • James's characteristic female, the deadlier of the species;
  • Norris, that works of realism, as drama of the “broken tea-cup”;
  • James's House of Fiction, the three-stage paradigm;
  • period of early mimetic realism;
  • A Passionate Pilgrim and Other Tales;
  • Daisy Miller (1878), James's portrait of the American woman abroad

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • James's House of Fiction: The Three-Stage Paradigm

  • Two Portraits of a “Lady”

  • Lady in Waiting: Isabel Archer

  • The Dove and the Serpent: Milly Theale