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The figure in the carpet and other stories

by Henry James Jr.

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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [447]-453.

StatementHenry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Kermode.
SeriesPenguin classics
ContributionsKermode, Frank, 1919-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS2112 .K47 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination453 p. ;
Number of Pages453
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2314459M
ISBN 100140432558
LC Control Number86194664

Numerous commentators, from Richard Blackmur to Tzvetan Todorov, Wolfgang Iser, and J. Hillis Miller, have noted that “The Figure in the Carpet” is a fiction about fiction, a story about the formal properties of storytelling and the interpretation of narrative. About Feedbooks. Feedbooks is an ebook retailer, designed with mobile reading in mind. More information.

  A meeting with Vereker, however, shows him that he – and all other critics – have in fact missed the great point of Verreker's work, and . Wikipedia Book - The Figure in the Carpet. Download M4B (46MB) Download cover art Download CD case insert. The Figure in the Carpet. Henry JAMES ( - ) and all other critics – have in fact missed the great point of Verreker's work, and the critic (and his editor) thereupon devote themselves to trying to unravel the mystery. James's.

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Henry James (James, Henry, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article.. James, Henry, The Altar of the Dead (Gutenberg text) James, Henry, The Ambassadors HTML at New Paltz.   By looking at a plot summary of “The Figure in the Carpet” it could be thought that the story was a somewhat slow depiction of a group of writers’ search for intellectual discovery. However, through the intricate use of language and imagery, the characters’ search becomes a high-stakes quest. Throughout “The Figure in the Carpet,”.


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The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)/5(28). The motif and title story, The Figure in the Carpet, is an inspired joke, a masterpiece of double-entendre that demands the readers undivided love and attention and continues to baffle4/5.

The motif and title story, ‘The Figure in the Carpet’, is an inspired joke, a masterpiece of double-entendre that demands the reader’s undivided love and attention and continues to baffle its critics.

Also included are ‘The Author of Beltraffio’, an absorbing story of family infighting, authorship and tragedy, and ‘The Private Life’, a spirited tale that considers Pages: The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Best Seller The Figure in the Carpet & Other Stories (story, tale, narrative, account, yarn, legend, fairy tale, chronicle, Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your patience. Thanks for reading, and enjoy the book. Henry James () published “The Figure in the Carpet” in He is best known for his novel “The Portrait of a Lady,” first published in He frequently filled his tales with ambiguity and even obscurity, as Cited by: 7.

On the other hand, what I did enjoyed about James’s short story is the impeccable writing style and the bits and pieces where through the characters, the author shows its passion for literature. The Figure in the Carpet has three main characters: the unnamed narrator, a literary critic; his friend Corvick, /5.

The figure in the carpet might take on another twist or two, but the sentence had virtually been written. The writer might go down to his grave: she was the person in the world to whom—as if she had been his favoured heir—his continued existence was least of a need.

In a gesture of compensation (one supposes), Vereker confides to the narrator that his fictions are all linked by a single idea or scheme that no critic has ever noticed but that is the very secret of all of his work. This is the famous “figure in the carpet” of the story’s title, and it is what Vereker sets the narrator to discover.

The results for fiction are compared to those for three other registers, namely news texts, academic discourse and conversations. my purpose well in that it makes "The Figure in the Carpet Author: Yanna Popova. The Figure in the Carpet Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Short stories, American Subject: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction Subject: Women novelists -- Fiction Subject: Critics -- Fiction Subject: Secrecy -- Fiction Category: Text: EBook-No.

Release Date: Sep 1, Cited by: 7. Selections from Henry James's prefaces to the New York edition --The author of Betraffio --The lesson of the master --The private life --The middle years --The death of the lion --The next time --The figure in the carpet --John Delavoy.

"The Figure in the Carpet" in The Lesson of the Master, The Death of the Lion, The Next Time, and Other Tales (London: Macmillan & Co., ): – — Volume 20 of The Novels and Stories of Henry James, the first posthumous collection of James' works; uses the "New York Edition" text.

In "The Figure in the Carpet", author Hugh Vereker momentarily drops his guard and tells a young literary critic that his works contain a common theme, which no one has yet to uncover. But once you see it, like a figure in a Persian carpet, you can’t not see it.

Buy a cheap copy of The Figure in the Carpet and Other book by Henry James. The stories in this collection were written mostly between anda time when Henry James's writing was concerned with the art of Pages: The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James I HAD done a few things and earned a few pence - I had perhaps even had time to begin to think I was finer than was perceived by the patronising; but when I take the little measure of my course (a fidgety File Size: KB.

The Figure in the Carpet a short story by Chris Amies. Boris Vian flung the book from him and picked up the only other item on the shelf. It was a small framed photograph of a young woman; dark braided hair and a brown, oval face, and she was smiling with obvious happiness.

He walked the other way and paced the other side of the carpet. The narrator, a writer, prides himself on his astute review of Hugh Vereker's latest novel. Vereker dismisses his efforts, explaining that all critics have "missed my little point," "the particular thing I've written my books most for," "the thing for the critic to find," "my secret," "like a complex figure in a Persian carpet.".

In the short stories by Henry James that I have read so far this week, “The Figure in the Carpet” and “Daisy Miller,” language also functions as an empty vessel for meaning and understanding.

Both narrators, the unnamed narrator in “Figure” and Winterbourne in “Daisy Miller” are in a constant crisis of interpretation, attempting. THE FIGURE IN THE CARPET J.

HILLIS MILLER English, Yale University Images of filaments, ficelles, lines, figures drawn with lines, woven or embroidered cloth, thread themselves through the dense metaphorical texture of Henry James's prefaces.' These prefaces taken together no doubt form the most important treatise on the novel in English.

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The story ostensibly concerns a young literary critic who greatly admires the writer Hugh Vereker. A meeting with Vereker, however, shows him that he – and all other critics – have in fact missed the great point of Vereker's work, and the critic (and his editor) thereupon devote themselves to trying to unravel .The Story of Carpets Hardcover – 1 Jan Page.

search results for this author. Essie Sakhai (Author) out of 5 stars 4 ratings. See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" out of 5 stars carpet book.5/5(4).Henry James was one of the most prolific writers of the 19th century.

His most famous works included The Portrait of a Lady (), The Bostonians (), and The Ambassadors (). Many of his tales, including “The Figure in the Carpet” () and The Turn of the Screw (), are still widely read.