About Lisa Nais

Lisa Nais is a doctoral student in American Literature at the University of Aberdeen. Her areas of research encompass American writing, especially women’s writing, between 1870 and 1930. Her doctoral project focuses on publication history of the American authors Henry James, Constance Fletcher and Constance Fenimore Woolson in 1880s Venice.

Book Review: The Jolly Corner and Other Tales by Henry James and N.H. Reeve

The word perhaps most associated with Henry James is ‘difficult’. James, ‘The Master’, wrote weighty tomes—masterpieces of literature—fraught with long-winded, circumlocutory, or rather uniquely expressive, sentences. He is generally considered to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James aims to provide, for the first time, a full scholarly edition of the novels and tales of this 20th Century American writer. Continue reading