"The Altar of the Dead" is a short story by Henry James, first published in his collection Terminations in 1895. A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events.
- Heinemann: May 15, 1895, Harper: June 18, 1895
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9 de nov. de 2010 · THE DEAD BY HENRY JAMES LONDON: MARTIN SECKER number five john street adelphi This edition first published 1916 The text follows that of the Definitive Edition CHAPTER I. He had a mortal dislike, poor Stransom, to lean anniversaries, and loved them still less when they made a pretence of a figure. Celebrations and suppressions were equally painful
1 de set. de 1996 · The Altar of the Dead Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Death -- Fiction Subject: Forgiveness -- Fiction Subject: Memory -- Fiction Category: Text: EBook-No. 642: Release Date: Sep 1, 1996: Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA. Downloads: 215 downloads in the ...
- Henry James
- The Altar of the Dead
He had formed little by little the habit of numbering his Dead: it had come to him early in life that there was something one had to do for them. They were there in their simplified intensified essence, their conscious absence and expressive patience, as personally there as if they had only been stricken dumb. When all
5 de mai. de 2015 · Summary PDF Cite Share Last Updated on May 5, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 392 Fifty-five-year-old George Stransom is obsessed with observing the anniversary of his fiancee Mary...
31 de out. de 2019 · Travel Correspondent. October 31, 2019. Altars are an important aspect of the Dia de los Muertos holiday in Mexico. Jennifer Nalewicki. Light envelops the foyer inside Alfonso López Fértor’s ...
The Altar of the Dead. Henry James (1843 - 1916) A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what ...
The Altar of the Dead (London: Martin Secker, 1915) — Part of "The Uniform Tales of Henry James"; uses the New York Edition text. "The Altar of the Dead" in The Altar of the Dead, The Beast in the Jungle, The Birthplace, and Other Tales (London: Macmillan & Co., 1922): 3–51.
In a cemetery he discovers an old church, inside which there is an empty altar that he decides to consecrate for his own personal use. He lights candles to the memory of all his dead friends – except one, Acton Hague, with whom he quarrelled. In the course of his regular visits he meets a fellow mourner, a woman with whom he shares his altar.
altar and the sacred shell that half encircled it, c onsecrated to an ostensible and customary worship, were to be splendidly maintained; all that Stranso m reserved to himse lf was the number of
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