The real Henry James will never stand up – that’s his greatest legacy

  • Hazel Hutchison

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'


    On the evening of December 1 1915, Henry James collapsed with a stroke at his home in London. At first it seemed that he would recover, but over the following weeks the renowned American novelist’s condition was far from steady. On some days he would be cogent and conversational, on others he would call in his secretary and earnestly dictate letters in the persona of Napoleon. At times, his hand would move across the bedspread as through he imagined he was writing.

    Period26 Feb 2016

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