Beast in the Jungle

“What is presently came to it truth was that poor Marcher waded through his beaten grass, where no life stirred, where no breath sounded, where no evil seemed to gleam from a possible lair, very much as if vaguely looking for the Beast, and still more as if missing it.”

Henry James, “The Beast in the Jungle”, in Major Stories & Essays (New York: Library of America, 1999)

Notes: Introspection, undefinable, inner crisis, James

 

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