THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Princess Casamassima
By Henry James

In this essay, Anne-Claire Le Reste examines James's use and motivations for his many intertextual references in this novel to established masters of realism and naturalism, such as Honoré de Balzac, Charles Dickens and Émile Zola.
In this essay Anne-Claire Le Reste applies a Gothic reading to The Princess Casamassima, identifying various conventions from that genre and how they relate to the realism of James's text.
An essay by Thomas F. Bertonneau of Central Michigan College, discussing how James explores issues relating to religion, social revolution and art, focusing in particular on Hyacinth Robinson from this novel, and the anonymous narrators of James's The Sacred Fount and The Aspern Papers.