The Beast in the Jungle

“That was what women had where they were interested; they made out things, where people were concerned, that the people couldn’t have made out for themselves. Their nerves, their sensibility, their imagination, were conductors and revealers, and the beauty of May Bartram was in particular that she had given herself so to his case.”

Henry James, “The Beast in the Jungle”, in Major Stories & Essays (New York: Library of America, 1999), Chapter 3

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