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" His kiss was like white lightning, a flash that spread, and spread again, and stayed ; and it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least pleased her, each aggressive fact of his face, his figure,... "
Uneasy Alliance: Twentieth-century American Literature, Culture and Biography - Page 23
edited by - 2004 - 367 pages
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The Novels and Tales of Henry James, Volume 4

Henry James - 1908
...flash that spread, and spread again, and stayed ; and it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...identity and made one with this act of possession. So had she heard of those wrecked and under water following a train of images before they sink. But...
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The Portrait of a Lady, Volume 2

Henry James - Americans - 1909
...flash that spread, and spread again, and stayed ; and it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...identity and made one with this act of possession. So had she heard of those wrecked and under water following a train of images before they sink. But...
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The Portrait of a Lady, Volume 2

Henry James - Americans - 1909 - 438 pages
...flash that spread, and spread again, and stayed ; it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...justified of its intense identity and made one with this act_o_posssiQn. So had she heard of those wrecked and under water following a train of images...
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Man's Changing Mask: Modes and Methods of Characterization in Fiction

Charles Child Walcutt - Characters and characteristics in literature - 1966 - 368 pages
...flash that spread, and spread again, and stayed; and it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...identity and made one with this act of possession. . . . But when darkness returned she was free. . . . She had not known where to turn; but she knew...
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The Ordeal of Consciousness in Henry James

...Goodwood raises by itself no problem. As he kisses her, 'it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...figure, his presence, justified of its intense identity 1 The Portrait of a Lady, n, 51, pp. 31 1-12. P. 34 above. 362 and made one with this act of possession';...
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Essays for Richard Ellmann: Omnium Gatherum

Richard Ellmann, Susan Dick, Declan Kiberd - Fiction - 1989 - 499 pages
...Goodwood. When finally she submits to his awful kiss, 'it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...identity and made one with this act of possession. So had she heard of those wrecked and under water following a train of images before they sank. But...
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On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry

William H. Gass - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 91 pages
...Henry James, quite unconsciously, goes on to say that 'it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...identity and made one with this act of possession.' But he never made this mistake again. The blue lucy is a healing plant. Blue John is skim milk. Blue...
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Engendering Romance: Women Writers and the Hawthorne Tradition, 1850-1990

E. Miller Budick - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 288 pages
...flash that spread, and spread again, and stayed; and it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...identity and made one with this act of possession" (482). Isabel may well object to this kiss, which does reveal a lot about Caspar, not to mention Osmond...
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The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James - Fiction - 1996 - 500 pages
...flash that spread, and spread again, and stayed; and it was extraordinarily as if, while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...identity and made one with this act of possession. So had she heard of those wrecked and under water following a train of images before they sink. But...
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Finding a New Feminism: Rethinking the Woman Question for Liberal Democracy

Pamela Grande Jensen - Social Science - 1996 - 246 pages
...flash that spread, and spread again, and stayed; and it was extraordinarily as if. while she took it, she felt each thing in his hard manhood that had least...identity and made one with this act of possession. So had she heard of those wrecked and under water following a train of images before they sink. But...
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