Philip Horne works on a range of subjects, but his chief focus is on Henry James, a writer for whom specific cities - among them London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, New York and Boston - all have a distinct significance, while he also deals in many of his writings, fictional and non-fictional with the nature of modern urban experience.
Philip Horne has edited A London Life & The Reverberator (for Oxford World's Classics), which focus on London and Paris respectively; and also James's The Tragic Muse, which centres on the same two cities. He has also edited Dickens's Oliver Twist for Penguin Classics - which maps London in its own fascinating way. His interest in film also leads him to engage with the cinematic presentation of urban experience, especially in London and New York.
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