Lesson 1 (from Book 1: Chapters 1-2)
Henry James is the author of The Wings of the Dove. The aim of this lesson is to discuss James’s life and writing.
Class Discussion: What were James’s first works? How did James contribute to literary criticism? How did his writing change throughout his life? How are his works divided? Why do some critics divide them into three periods? How did his novels first appear in print? How did he use writing to supplement his income? Who had some important influences on his writing? How many plays did he write? What non-fiction did he write? Where did he say he got some of his best story ideas? Upon whom was the character of Milly in The Wings of The Dove based? With whom do James’s works tend to be popular today?
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