Date

1969

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Adviser

Strauch, Carl F.

Abstract

This thesis studies the criticism written since 1944 that deals with Henry James's short story"The Jolly Corner". In analyzing the criticism, three main areas of discussion are covered: the tale as an autobiographical presentation of James's attitudes and experiences; an autobiographical - Freudian study of Henry James, as revelaed through the protagonis, Spencer Brydon; and the technique James utilized in writing the tale as a deliberate 'ghost' story, centering on a man discovering his true self.

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