"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.
9 de nov. de 2010 · It was a temple of the old persuasion, and there had evidently been a function—perhaps a service for the dead; the high altar was still a blaze of candles. This was an exhibition he always liked, and he dropped into a seat with relief.
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
Fifty-five-year-old George Stransom is obsessed with observing the anniversary of his fiancee Mary Antrim’s death, a fact that leads him to expand his commemorative pantheon to include all the ...
“The Altar of the Dead” adopts exclusively the point of view of Stransom, whose speculations, emotions, and intuitions are all made entirely lucid for the reader, at the same time that he acts ...
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