him in the long course of his trans- gressions, and maintained through thick and thin that he is by all odds the novelist whom they could best trust with the cause 7 The Question of Henry James. (Th" Embassadors 219, 193 220,.- 133 Doane, George (Ti e Gret Good Place Governess, the (The Turn of the Screw, 269 Dodd, Herbert (7 he lS"uch of D oh- Great Good Place, The, 208 tion 194 Greville Fine, 259 Dormer, Nick (Toe Tragic Muse. "James's Portrait of a Lady Nation. "Henry James in His Letters Quarterly Review (London ccxxxiv, 188-202 (July, 1920). His eye had eaten the meaning "Me!" he gloriously burst.
The American went abroad, often to stay; sentiment over- spread his return to "our old home and that preoccupation with art which had been satirized in Innocents Abroad became one of his larger preoccupations. As a novelist, he must deal with the vision and values of life as they appeared to him; and according to his moral outlook European life was life itself raised to a higher power, because more richly charged, more significantly composed, and more completely informed. "Henry James and the Almighty Dollar Hound ci* Horn, VII, 434-43 (April-May, 1934). No one knew better than he that he was thrown back on his individual as compared to the national intellectual outlook, that he must "live with his conception and the v/ay in which he has paid his penalty issues as directly from this personal con.
"Henry James, Artist Poet Lore, XVI, 90-96 (Winter, 1905). His work is like that of the spider, who ceaselessly widens her web by hanging new threads from one chosen support to another. Thus, fiction is nearer truth. First of all, then, there is an aesthetic question. For James the salvation from such confusion lay precisely in that conquest of identity which he made the adventure of his focal heroes and heroines Milly Theale, Maggie Verver, Lam- bert Strether. It is as if he had lived his life as unrecognized, unauthorized, undreamed-of ambassa- dor of letters at large. My genius, I may even say, absolutely thesis skin care thrives Such fresh confidence carried into the texture of the book.
60 Percy Lubbock "Thus just these first little wavings of the oh so tremulously passionate little old wand (now!) make for me, I feel, a sort of promise of richness and beauty and variety; a sort of portent of the happy presence of the elements. "Henry James and Impressionism in The Development of the English Novel. In writing of a novelist, he occa-, sionally produce a valuable sentence out of his own experience rather than in judgment of the subject.