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'While I waggled my small feet': Henry James's Return to Paris
The Yearbook of English Studies
Vol. 34, Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing (2004), pp. 186-193
Published by: Modern Humanities Research Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3509493
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Paris is crucial to the sense of place, response, and record spanning Henry James's career over America, England, and 'Europe'. The early essays "Parisian Sketches" and "A Little Tour in France" reach towards "The American Scene" and "A Small Boy and Others" in exploring 'the personal history [...] of an imagination' like Strether's in "The Ambassadors": the 'inside-out' experience achieved through return, which goes beyond the personal.
The Yearbook of English Studies © 2004 Modern Humanities Research Association