Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

14 p.

Publication Date

Fall 2010

Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

Source Publication

The Henry James Review

Source ISSN

0273-0340

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1353/hjr.2010.0536; Shelves: PS2124 .H46 Storage S

Abstract

This essay explores Henry James's friendship with Alice Bartlett, a favorite companion in equestrian adventures during James's 1873 residence in Rome. Reading James's travel essay "Roman Rides" in the context of the mutual friendship of James, Bartlett, and the Emersons suggests that Bartlett profoundly influenced James, albeit in oblique, unacknowledged, and sometimes belated ways. "Roman Rides," to which Bartlett provided impetus, presents a textual response to the Roman Campagna that reflects James's early engagement with Emersonian Transcendentalism. This response reverberates, in transmuted form, in the fiction of the late, modern James, as revealed in the tale "The Great Good Place."

Comments

Published version. The Henry James Review, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Fall 2010): 218-231. Permalink. © The Johns Hopkins University Press 2010. Used with permission.

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