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tale :
The middle years
(7500 words, 1893)
available variants :
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magazine text
first book text
New York edition text
The novels and stories of Henry James : new and complete edition / [edited by Percy Lubbock]. – London : Macmillan, 1921–23. – (Edel & Laurence ref. A86);   Vol. 21,   pages 67–92
New York edition text
The short stories of Henry James / selected and edited with an introduction by Clifton Fadiman. – New York : Random House, 1945. – Reissued in Modern library giants series (as number G11) in 1948;   pages 293–317
New York edition text;   introduction, note on each tale
Ten short stories of Henry James / selected, with an introduction, by Michael Swan. – London : John Lehmann, 1948;   pages 192–209
first book text;   introduction
Selected short stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction by Quentin Anderson. – New York : Rinehart, 1950. – (Rinehart editions ; 31). – LC card no. 50-014135
[ New York edition text ? ];   introduction, bibliographical note
Selected short stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction by Quentin Anderson. – Revised [and enlarged] ed. - New York : Rinehart, 1957. – (Rinehart editions ; 31). – LC card no. 57-009639. – ISBN 0-03-007745-1. – First ed., 1950;   pages 145–166
New York edition text;   introduction, bibliographical note
Selected stories / Henry James ; chosen with an introduction by Gerard Hopkins. – London : OUP, 1957. – (The world’s classics ; 557);   pages 114–139
New York edition text;   introduction, notes
Fifteen short stories / by Henry James ; edited and with an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel. – New York : Bantam Books, 1961. – (Bantam classics ; SC84);   pages 232–250
New York edition text;   introduction, bibliography
The complete tales of Henry James / edited with an introduction by Leon Edel. – London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962–64. – (Edel & Laurence ref. A105);   Vol. 9,   pages 53–76
first book text;   brief introduction
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole. – Oxford : OUP, 1983. – (The world’s classics). – ISBN 0-19-281622-5. – Reissued as an Oxford world’s classics in 2000;   pages 135–154
New York edition text;   introduction, extract from James’s preface, notes
Henry James’ shorter masterpieces / edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Rawlings. – Brighton : Harvester Press ; Totowa, NJ : Barnes & Noble, 1984. – ISBN 0-7108-0668-X, 0-7108-0673-6 (pbk) (UK); 0-389-20502-8, 0-389-20504-4 (pbk) (US);   Vol. 1,   pages 103–126
first book text;   introduction, notes
Tales of Henry James : the texts of the tales, the author on his craft, background and criticism / selected and edited by Christof Wegelin. – New York ; London : Norton, 1984. – (Norton critical editions). – ISBN 0-393-01824-5, 0-393-95359-9 (pbk);   pages 260–276
first book text;   introduction, notes, relevant notebook entries, relevant James letters, critical essays
The figure in the carpet ; and other stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Kermode. – London : Penguin, 1986. – (Penguin classics). – ISBN 0-14-043255-8;   pages 235–258 in print
£ 10·99, $ 12·95
New York edition text;   introduction, extract from James’s preface, notes
Complete stories 1892–1898 / Henry James. – New York : The library of America, 1996. – (The library of America ; 82). – ISBN 1-883011-09-4;   pages 335–355 in print
$ 35·00
first book text;   notes
Collected stories / Henry James ; selected and introduced by John Bayley. – London : David Campbell Publishers, 1999. – (Everyman’s library). – ISBN 1-85715-785-0 (v. 1), 1-85715-786-9 (v.  2), 1-85715-244-1 (2 vols in slipcase)   also New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. – ISBN 0-375-40935-1 (v. 1), 0-375-40936-X (v. 2);   Vol. 2,   pages 103–123 in print
£ 12·50, $ 30·00 each
first book text;   introduction
Major stories and essays / Henry James. – New York : The library of America, 1999. – (The library of America college editions). – ISBN 1-883011-75-2 in print
$ 35·00
text state not known;   notes
Selected tales / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Lyon. – London : Penguin, 2001. – (Penguin classics). – ISBN 0-14-043694-4;   pages 239–254 in print
£ 14·99, $ 14·00
New York edition text;   introduction, chronology, bibliography, notes
Tales of Henry James : the texts of the tales, the author on his craft, criticism. – 2nd ed. / selected and edited by Christof Wegelin and Henry B. Wonham. – New York ; London : Norton, 2003. – (Norton critical editions). – ISBN 0-393-97710-2 (pbk);   pages 211–228 in print
£ 9·95, $ 16·75
first book text;   introduction, notes, relevant notebook entries, relevant James letters, critical essays
The portable Henry James / edited with an introduction by John Auchard. – New York ; London : Penguin, 2004. – (Penguin classics). – ISBN 0-14-243767-0;   pages 106–126 in print
£ 12·99, $ 18·00
first book text;   introduction, bibliography
Terminations / Henry James. – Philadelphia, PA : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. – (Pine Street books). – A facsimile reprint of the Harper 1895 source edition. – ISBN 0-8122-1893-0;   pages 151–183 in print
£ 10·50, $ 15·95
first book text
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / by Henry James. – Stilwell, KS : Digireads.com, 2008. – ISBN 1-4209-3140-7;   pages 83–95 in print
£ 4·99
first book text
The Aspern papers ; and other stories / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole. – Oxford : OUP, 2009. – (Oxford world’s classics). – ISBN 978-0-19-953855-3 [reissue of the 2000 reprint of the 1983 ed.];   pages 135–154
New York edition text;   introduction, extract from James’s preface, notes

known etexts for
The middle years

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New York edition text American Richard Hathaway State University of New York, New Paltz
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