Another note: I haven't unpacked most of my books, but was restlessly rooting through my boxes of unread tomes, trying to unearth something compelling for my next read. I found this little James volume (pictured above), which I believe I purchased as one of a dozen during a Seattle Public Library sale. I felt it came back to my notice for a reason, so voila, I am now reading it. And, hello, double negatives and strings of dependent clauses. An imitation late Jamesian sentence: "It was not that she had not noted the effect she had produced on him, even while being unsure of the effect being altogether something that she could have produced, had she been aware of being able to produce effects, but then she was of a type wholly used to the assumption that when an effect had been made, surely at its heart, an intention had lain behind it." Of course, psychologically, not so inane at all, but the style is incredibly dense. I feel I must stick with it, however, due to the charming Hug Coupon bookmark that I found inside. The paperback edition itself is from the 50's, and a prior owner had gone through and hand-taped the spindly pages back to the spine. At a guess, I'd say the "coupon" dates from the same era. On the back is written: Clayton, 11:15 Wed. at Carol James - audition for "Noah"on-camera industrial. This one's for you, Clayton. I hope you got that part.