Table of Contents for Portrait of a Novel : Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece


Prologue: An Old Man in Rye xiii
Part One A PREPARATION FOR CULTURE
1 The Girl in the Doorway
3(9)
2 A Native of No Country
12(19)
3 A Superstitious Valuation
31(14)
4 Along the Thames
45(12)
Part Two THE MARRIAGE PLOT
5 Her Empty Chair
57(11)
6 Proposals
68(9)
7 An Unmarried Man
77(18)
8 A London Life
95(10)
9 The Envelope of Circumstances
105(16)
Part Three ITALIAN JOURNEYS
10 Bellosguardo Hours
121(12)
11 Mr. Osmond
133(8)
12 Stranieri
141(14)
13 An Uncertain Terrain
155(10)
14 A Venetian Interlude
165(9)
15 Fenimore
174(17)
Part Four SEX AND SERIALS, THE CONTINENT AND THE CRITICS
16 Maupassant and the Monkey
191(17)
17 The Magazines
208(14)
18 The Roccanera
222(17)
19 The Art of Fiction
239(18)
Part Five PUTTING OUT THE LIGHTS
20 The Altar of the Dead
257(11)
21 "I Was Perfectly Free"
268(12)
22 Working in the Dark
280(13)
23 The Second Chance
293(16)
24 Endgame
309(26)
Acknowledgments 335(2)
Sources and Notes 337(28)
Index 365