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Johns Hopkins University Press
The Henry James Review
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doi: 10.1353/hjr.0.0059; Shelves: PS2124 .H46 Storage S
[...] the "abuse of the past" becomes in James's hands "an art of fiction and the framework of an autobiography" (67-68). According to Rawlings, "Henry James's late fiction specializes in constructing, within the volatile framework of philosophies of time then current, decadent mutations of America's vanishing dreamers, characters arrested . . . by the forlorn realization that 'we shall never be again as we were!'" (141-42).