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The Figure In The Carpet

  • Like many of Henry James' short stories, "The Figure in the Carpet" revolves around an artist whose body of work hides a deeper meaning and several other characters who bear the heavy burden of a momentous secret. When a group of friends unlocks the true significance of a misunderstood novelist's oeuvre, the weight of this knowledge...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1896
  • The Figure in the Carpet is a short story published in 1896 in London by American writer Henry James. The short story is usually referred to as a novella and is told from first person. The narrator, whose name is never revealed, meets his favorite author and becomes entrenched in the mystery that is the figure in the carpet.— Excerpted from Wikipedia,...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2010
  • James’ most celebrated short work in which his excellent craftsmanship is apparent through his skilful employment of irony and humour. This poignant book deals with the innate desires and leanings of the central character, and the complexity of relationships stemming from conflicting human emotions. Touching!

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • The narrator, a writer, prides himself on his astute review of Hugh Vereker's latest novel. Vereker dismisses his efforts, explaining that none of the critics have spotted the secret contained in his novel. As the narrator and his friends attempt to decipher the secret, it becomes a test of their characters and of the truth.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • The stories in this collection were written mostly between 1888 and 1897, a time when Henry James?s writing was concerned with the art of fiction and the position of the artist in society. 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...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2007
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