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The Beast in the Jungle

  • Type: Mezzobula
  • Length: 68 pages

You said you had from your earliest time, as the deepest thing within you, the sense of being kept for something rare and strange, possibly prodigious and terrible, that was sooner or later to happen to you, that you had in your bones the foreboding and the conviction of, and that would perhaps overwhelm you.
Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle

The Beast in the Jungle is a 1903 mezzobula, or a long short story, by American writer, Henry James. The narrative involves, John Marcher, a man haunted by a premonition. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1903/02/23 Henry James Author "The Beast in the Jungle" is published in the short story collection, The Better Sort.
1948/00/00 Robert Oppenheimer Reader In the late 1940s, Robert Oppenheimer reads Henry James' "The Beast in the Jungle". Utterly transfixed by the story, Oppenheimer immediately calls up Herb Marks. "He was very anxious that Herb read it," recalled Marks' widow, Anne Wilson Marks.

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Particulars for The Beast in the Jungle:
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Historic Use Cemetery a burial ground, a graveyard
Object d'art Dresden Porcelain porcelain decorated in the Rococco revival style created by painter and companies near Dresden, Germany
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Mezzobula medium form fiction narrative that is longer than a short story, but shorter than a novel
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Sociology Premonition a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Science Psychological of, affecting, or arising in the mind related to the mental and emotional state of a person
Attribute Queer strange, odd

Original Language: English

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