The Other House

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Title

The Other House

Subject

Literature, fiction, novel, Henry James, murder, child-murder, drowning, marriage proposals, medieval barbarity, "William Heinemann - publisher"

Description

In this article from the Western Mail newspaper, notice is given about the publication of Henry James’s novel “The Other House”. The novel had been published by William Heinemann in London the previous year (1896). The author of the article warns that modern readers may not be prepared for the confronting nature of the murder at the heart of the novel’s plot, in which the character of Rose Armiger drowns a four-year-old child and blames it on a rival in a complicated love triangle. The article links Rose Armiger’s ‘wickedness’ with a sense of medieval barbarity, suggesting that “it is only in medieval history that we are prepared to find murderers who wantonly destroy innocent babes for the sake of tacking the deed upon an enemy”.

Creator

Unknown

Source

National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article33143579

Publisher

The Western Mail

Date

3 September, 1897, p. 45

Rights

The Western Mail

Format

Newspaper Article

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Citation

“The Other House,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 28, 2017, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/91.