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“The anecdote consists, ever, of something that has oddly happened to some one, and the first of its duties is to point directly to the person whom it so distinguishes.”[1]

“What is character but the determination of incident?  What is incident but the illustration of character?”  [2]


[1] Xxviii Out of introduction to “The Art of the Novel, prefaces by Henry James…”

[2] Henry James – the Art of The Novel(159) in Unnecessary autobiography doc

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