Friday 2 November 2007

News: Henry James' "little nameless object"

Nineteenth century literary mysteries are (relatively) big news at the moment. Following last week's possible revelations about Poe's brain, Joshua Glenn, writing for Slate, believes he's found a solution to the long standing question surrounding Henry James' The Ambassadors. What is the "little nameless object" manufactured in Woollett, Massachusetts? Here's a clue: it's not a chamber pot.

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