The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XIII. The Victorian Age, Part One.

Prefatory Note

<PARA=”1″>AMONG the names of the writers treated in our concluding volumes, that of Henry James, who had quite recently elected to identify himself altogether with his adopted country, would, naturally, have found an honourable place, had we known that he would be lost so soon to the world of English letters. But the swift hand of death left us no time for a fit appreciation of one who was himself a most careful, as well as a most considerate, literary critic. We have had to content ourselves with a list of his publications in the bibliographical section of our work.
A. W. W. A. R. W.
April, 1916.