Master of Arts
Carl F. Strauch
In much of Henry James' work there is an illusion of personality, in that people are often not what they seem. Careful reading is required to catch discrpancies between that which actually happens and that which is reported by the narrator or point of view character. Critics have often failed to perceive such subtlety.
Reid, Alice C., "The illusion of personality: an analysis of seven short stories by Henry James" (1965). Theses and Dissertations. 3388.