Lustig, TJ (2023) Henry James and the Quest for the Holy Grail: Victorian Medievalism and Modern Criticism. The Henry James Review, 44 (1). pp. 79-99. ISSN 0273-0340

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This article offers two case studies. The first examines James’s encounters with medieval buildings in his early travel writings. The second takes as its starting point James’s involvement in The Quest of the Holy Grail, a text which accompanied an 1895 exhibition of paintings by Edwin Austin Abbey. Whilst James’s knowledge of medieval architectural forms seems both confident and coherent, his awareness of medieval literary forms seems more tentative and even sketchy. Reasons for this disparity are considered, but medieval romance motifs are nevertheless found to inform James’s conception of criticism from the outset of his career.

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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 14:40
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2023 14:52

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