Henry James’ Travel: Fiction and Non-Fiction offers a multifaceted approach to Henry James’ idea and practice of travel from the perspective of the globalized world today. Each chapter addresses a different selection of James’ fiction and non-fiction and offers a different approach towards the ideas that are still with us today: history reflected in art and architecture, the tourist gaze, museum culture, transnationalism, and the return home. As a whole, the book encompasses both early and late fiction and non-fiction by Henry James, giving the reader a sense of how his idea of travel evolved over several decades of his creative activity and shows how thin the line between fiction and non-fiction travel writing really is.
Introduction Mirosława Buchholtz 1. The Ambassadors, The American Scene, and the Transnational Turn in American Studies Allen Hibbard 2. The Sentimental Tourist in Rural France: Henry James’s Pictures of History in A Little Tour in France (1884, 1900) Ágnes Zsófia Kovács 3. Self-Inscription and Autoethnography in Henry James’s Travel Writing Selma Mokrani 4. Roderick’s Body, Winckelmann, and the Screen of the Touristic Gaze Geoff Bender 5. Travelling Curios in a Playful Spirit: Henry James’s American Museum Hitomi Nabae 6. Back in "the terrible city": Henry James and his Characters in Search of the Past and a less Polarized Future Urszula Gołębiowska