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The Catholic part of Henry James is the 1st to bare the profound Catholic imagery in James' paintings. Edwin Fussell argues that Henry James, notwithstanding now not a "card-carrying" Catholic, used to be a fellow-traveling Catholic of a definite literary sort. Fussell isn't attempting to flip James right into a Closet Catholic yet is, really, motive on wondering traditional serious assumptions approximately James' unquestioned secularity. He contends that the writer's occupation all started with narratives of Catholic conversion and ended together with his masterpiece of Catholic eccentricity and alienation, The Golden Bowl. With an significantly unique wisdom of James' novels, stories, letters, and journals, Fussell convincingly demonstrates the level of the writer's involvement with the guidelines of Catholicism.

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