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Stupid Question about Portrait Characters

06 Feb

Has anyone else noticed that Henry James likes to bring new characters into his story, to write several pages including Mr. and Miss. X in the scene, and then to name them?

Example: Chapter 22.  It takes half of the chapter before we find out that the father’s name is Mr. Osmond and the child’s is Pansy.

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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in The Portrait of a Lady

 

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2 responses to “Stupid Question about Portrait Characters

  1. Melissa Rowland

    February 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Yes!!! Since the beginning and the first name is just casually mentioned a few pages later. Very interesting.

     

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