The Jolly Corner Summary
Henry James

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The Jolly Corner Summary

First published in the inaugural issue of The English Review in 1908, "The Jolly Corner" also appeared the following year in the definitive New York edition of James's work. The main character of the story, Spencer Brydon, is a middle-aged man who returns to his birthplace of New York City. He has lived abroad for thirty-three years, and while visiting his childhood home—situated on "a jolly corner"— he questions if leaving the...

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