"This was neither more nor less that the queer extension of her experience, the double life that, in the cage, she grew at last to lead": First Edition of Henry James' In the Cage

  • In the Cage.
  • In the Cage.

In the Cage.

Item Number: 81045

Chicago & New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1898.

First edition of this classic Henry James novel. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. In very good condition. A nice example.

This lengthy novella centers on an unnamed London telegraphist who becomes involved in the personal lives of the often cryptic telegrams submitted to her as she sits in the "cage" of the post office. James, himself, frequently sent telegrams and developed the plot of the story based on his own experiences at the telegraphist's office.