Aesthetic Experience and Visual Art in Henry James’s Novels
Acknowledgments A portion of chapter two was first printed in “The Influence of Architec- ture in Henry James’s The Bostonians.” Searching for America: Essays on American Art and Architecture. Ed. Robert Sheardy, Jr. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. Re-published with the permission of Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The cover photograph is by QT Luong/terragalleria.com. The journey to completing this project has been long, and I owe thanks to many people for their guidance and support. When I was a beginning gradu- ate student, Greg Zacharias introduced me to Henry James’s letters and fiction at The Center for Henry James Studies, and he has been a generous and thoughtful mentor since that time. Kristin Boudreau, Adam Parkes, and Hubert McAlexander at the University of Georgia provided encouragement and insightful comments on the dissertation version of this work. In the summer of 2006 Nicholas Shrimpton at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, gra- ciously tutored me on the Pre-Raphaelites, John Ruskin, and British aestheti- cism. More recently, the librarians at Missouri Valley College, directed by Pam Reeder, patiently fielded my interlibrary loan requests. At Peter Lang, Heidi Burns and Jackie Pavlovic have been helpful and kind in guiding me through the publishing process. For their friendship and support as this book evolved, I would like to thank Jason Arthur, Sara Fernández-Cendón, Leigh Dillard, Monica Gillen, Jeremiah Johnson, the Juleps, Tara Knapp, Cally Larson, James McClung, Heath and Janie Morgan, Valerie Morrison, Solveig Nelson, Leslie Petty, and Carmen T. Skaggs. I am...
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