The Great Good Place (Henry James)

The Great Good Place (Henry James)

This article is about the short story by Henry James. See The Great Good Place (Oldenburg) for the book by Ray Oldenburg.

The Great Good Place is a short story by Henry James, first published in Scribner's Magazine in 1900. The story portrays George Dane, a harried writer who dreams of escaping to a place where he can rest and recover before returning to the grind of his overloaded life. Dane gets his wish, at least in a memorable fantasy.

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The Great Good Place (Henry James) - Critical Evaluation
... Many critics,such as Edward Wagenknecht and Clifton Fadiman,have praised the story as a parable about a necessary retreat from the overwhelming detail of an overstuffed life ... Others,such as Edel and Pelham Edgar,have found James'great good placetoo routine or lazy or simply uninteresting ... himself turned coy about the story and its origins,refusing in his New York Edition preface to discuss it much at all ...

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