Books: Jamesian Ghosts

THE LADY WHO CAME TO STAY—R. E. Spencer—Knopf ($2.50).

The late great expatriate Author Henry James (1843-1916), pontifical in his generation, was fast diffused by death, has become in these days largely a sainted memory. But echoes of James's hesitant subtlety have been rare in the novels of his successors. R. E. Spencer shows in his first book, The Lady Who Came to Stay, that he is a James-admiring writer. With an obvious debt to James's psychological thriller, The Turn of the Screw, obvious salutes to the Master...

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