Roderick Hudson or Watch and Ward?
I was in my library reading earlier today when I heard a thud from the other room. In the bedroom I found Miss Woodhouse sitting next to a volume of Henry James novels (1871-1880), which she had obviously just pulled off the shelf.
How did she do it? I haven’t a clue. Why did she do it? Well, clearly she wanted to read something in the book. But what?
That Library of America volume contains James’ first five novels:
Watch and Ward (1872)
Roderick Hudson (1875)
The American (1877)
The Europeans (1878)
Does anybody have any idea why a cat would want to read any of those books?